About this event

The Glass-House Community Led Design, the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies (LFACS) and Urban Design London invite you to an online event to explore the challenges and opportunities of engaging communities in co-designing Design Codes. 

Since its launch by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, The National Model Design Code has provoked much discussion within local government, design and development sectors and community interest groups regarding the practicalities of communities playing an active role in the creation of local design codes. 

This free online event will bring together different voices in a safe and neutral environment to have an honest conversation about what we see as the challenges and opportunities of community engagement in the creation of design codes as a means of empowering communities to play an active role in championing, informing and enforcing good design. 

We will kickstart the conversation with a series of brief provocations representing different perspectives, create space for discussion and debate, and work together to co-design a set of formal recommendations on how to meaningfully engage communities in co-designing and championing design codes in their locality. 

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This event is free and welcomes participants from communities, policy, local government, practice, industry and higher education, but places are limited. Please register here to secure your place. 

Banner image credit: National Model Design Code