Understanding regeneration

Regeneration proposals can affect a large number of people who have had no formal training in design or planning.

We can support these communities with tailor-made workshops that will prepare them for engaging in the regeneration process, from acquiring a basic understanding of how to read technical drawings, to informing the detailed brief for an urban design project based on an appreciation of best practice principles.

We offer the following three workshops which can be commissioned individually or as a package as appropriate for your project.

Our Design Awareness Training gives communities an understanding of the essential design and planning issues and the confidence to discuss proposals with their urban design consultants.

Our Brief Development Workshops and Design Inspiration Visits not only widen the community's understanding of urban design, but also help to bring the community together as they get to take part in shared, inspiring activities that explore different aspects of building design.

Click on the links below to learn more about how we can help you with the following training workshops:

How much does it cost?
We recognise that all communities are different. Please email us and we will work with you to set out how we can devise a programme ot meet your needs and your budget (Suzie Zuber, Associate, Advocay & Enabling, szuber@open-city.org.uk)

Open-City is based in London. If your community is outside of the metropolitan area but have representatives happy to travel we can host an event in Central London.


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