Making New Developments Work:
The myth of density, bikes, bins and parking and other challenges!

Tuesday 8th December 2009
12.30 - 4.30pm, King's College, Cambridge

"Both lectures were absolutely superb"


Making New Developments Work was the last in our four part series ofevents for Councillors from the East of England. We would like to thank all those who have attended this programme and helped to have made it so successful.

This final seminar explored the issues surrounding the practicalities of delivering sustainable places, began with a well-usednetworking lunch and concluded with a festive networking mulled wine!

The first presentation was led by Glen Richardson, Head of Joint Urban Design Team, (Cambridge City Council and SCDC) who gave an extremely useful practical overview of various different styles and densities of development, exploring the foundations of good quality design and discussing a variety of solutions which had been used by developers both successfully and less so!

Tim Makower, a qualified architect and partner at Allies and Morrison. and Hendrik Heyns, Associate Director at the practice, then provided an excellent presentation: Case Study: High Density Developments. Duringthis, they discussed their involvement in a number of large scale urban projects including Kings Cross, and particularly Bromley by Bow. The difficulties, as well as the initial range of options considered for this inner city, high density site were explored in great and insightful detail.

Following the presentations, Councillors broke into facilitated discussion groups to complete a practical exercise on high density development.

Christmas drinks and networking finished off this great skills development series.

Feedback :

"The best event of the series"

"Both lectures were absolutely superb"

"This seminar certainly made me think outside the box"

"It was very helpful to see plans from the point of view of the planning officers"

Further Resources:

To view the day's agenda, please click here

To download the day's presentations, please follow the links below:

Glen Richardson: Density, An Introduction
Tim Makower: Making New Developments Work