News 04.12.2019

Jim Fox chairs RTPI North West Urban Design event

Associate Partner Jim Fox chaired and facilitated a lively session on ‘delivering design quality’ to over 60 planners and designers from across the North West as part of the RTPI events series.

Speakers included the ever-inspiring and provocative Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design, Gillespies very own Katie Hammond, who challenged the room to embrace landscape-led masterplanning, Gary Legg from Carlisle Council, who provided a public sector perspective, Rob Thompson on design promotion tools and Caroline Baker of Cushman & Wakefield who delivered a truly hard-hitting focus on commercial delivery.

The session was book-ended by a straw poll of public sector designers’ quality issues from Leicester to Gateshead and a workshop of attendees to tease out issues, opportunities and priorities.

You can read Jim's write-up of this successful and rather thought-provoking event here