Check out the new details on our events planned in September and October at http://www.htvf.org/page/

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Under Pressure: Working with the form and setting of smaller settlements
Tuesday 6th November 2018, Kellogg College, Oxford (Please note new date) See our Events page for more details http://www.htvf.org/Events/
 
9.30am
Tea and coffee on arrival
9.45
Welcome, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
10am
The historical significance of settlement forms, functions and settings
10.30am
Planning for growth: small settlements today, the HELAA process and the market
11am
Q&A followed by tea and coffee
11.30am
Sieving or planning for growth? Alternative approaches and the value of place
12pm
Re-shaping growth plans for small settlements: case study
12.45
Q&A
1pm
Lunch
1.45pm
Introduction to Workshop
3.15pm
Tea and coffee
3.30pm
Workshop feedback
4pm
Using historical evidence in neighbourhood planning: case study
5pm
Close
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Bookings open for this event!


Understanding Local Distinctiveness:

the challenge for new housing in town and country
Wednesday 12th September 2018, Kellogg College, Oxford
 
9.30am
Tea and coffee on arrival
9.45
Welcome, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
10am
Why local distinctiveness matters, Professor Ivor Samuels
10.30am
Identifying local character in a rural context to inform new development, Louise Thomas
11am
Q&A followed by tea and coffee
11.30am
Ways of capturing local character in new development, Andrew Raven, Director, Savills Urban Design Studio
12pm
Toolkits for defining local distinctiveness & introduction to workshop, Louise Thomas, HTVF
12.45
Q&A
1pm
Lunch
1.45pm
Area site visits for observations
3.15pm
Tea and coffee at Kellogg College
3.30pm
Making Recommendations
5pm
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SAVE THE DATES!
 
We are currently planning events over the Summer and Autumn 2018:
 

Wednesday 12th September - Understanding Local Distinctiveness: the challenge for new housing in town and country, Oxford 
A full day seminar and hands-on workshop examining what we mean by local distinctiveness, why it matters, how new development seeks to respond to it, the mechanisms to capture important local characteristics in planning, and testing one of two toolkits to identify how to do this in practice, run in partnership with BOBMK - the local design and planning authority network for Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.

Tuesday 16th October - The Role of Volunteers in Planning and Heritage: Issues, Toolkits and Expectations, Oxford
A full day seminar and hands-on workshop looking at how volunteers can support local planning authorities to identify, monitor and protect built heritage, as well as how communities themselves can use planning toolkits effectively to identify and improve local heritage and much values places.
Followed at 5pm by the HTVF's Annual General Meeting, Kellogg College, Oxford.

Tuesday 6th November - Under Pressure: Working with the form, function and setting of smaller settlements, Oxford 
A full day seminar and hands-on workshop exploring how smaller settlements have evolved and their functions today, how the current planning system manages demand for growth, and testing out what the main considerations should be in managing change in small towns, villages and hamlets, in partnership with the Urban Design Group.

Tuesday 20th November - Managing Contemporary and Historic Design and Development #2 - Cambridge
A full day visit to new developments in and around the city, with group travel options from Oxford too, in partnership with BOBMK.

Please see this Events page for more details...


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Thanks to all of our speakers and delegates at our two part seminar series - we are planning more for the spring-summer, and so do watch this space! 
If you have a suggestion for an event, we are always open to ideas.
The HTVF team
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Tuesday 20thMarch 2018, Kellogg College, Oxford
Supporting Historic High Streets:
The Ingredients for Success in the 21st Century - Part 2
 

Last chance to book!



9.30am
Tea and coffee on arrival
10.am
Welcome & Recap from Ingredients seminar Part #1,
Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
10.15am
Promoting mixed modes of travel/ Oxford City Centre Study, Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates
10.45am
Who's driving? Town centres in the age of the driverless car, Richard Crappsley, Steer Davies Gleave
11.15am
Tea and coffee
11.45pm
The overwhelming benefits of mature trees in town centres, Howard Gray, GreenBlue Urban
12.15pm
Why better design matters, Vanessa Gregory, Chair, Look! St Albans
12.45
Q&A
1pm
Lunch
1.45
Making Places Work, Paul Clement, Central Management Solutions/ British BIDS
2.15pm
Making the High Street legible, Sue Manley, Placemarque
2.45pm
Supporting local heritage, Oluwaseun Soyemi, Heritage Lottery Fund
3.15pm
Tea and coffee
3.45pm
Leadership, governance and the role of civic societies, Ian Green, Oxford Civic Society
4.15pm
Q&A, Round up and future issues to cover
5pm
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Tuesday 20thMarch 2018, Kellogg College, Oxford
Supporting Historic High Streets: The Ingredients for Success in the 21st Century - Part 2
Bookings being taken now!  Tickets range from £35 to £130
 
Delegates at January's seminar described the speakers and walking tour as 'fascinating' and 'inspiring', and so this second seminar will go on to look at:
  • Strategic transport and movement planning
  • Town centre public realm and places
  • What the arrival of autonomous vehicles might mean
  • The importance of street trees and how to incorporate them
  • Planning for better way-finding
  • How communities can take a lead in design quality
  • Joining places up digitally and through collaboration
  • How funding can support historic townscapes, and
  • The role of civic societies and taking the long view.
Speakers include: Phil Jones - Phil Jones Associates, Richard Crappsley - Steer Davies Gleave, Howard Gray - GreenBlue Urban, Vanessa Gregory - Look! St Albans, Paul Clement -Central Management Solutions & British BIDS, Sue Manley – Placemarque, Oluwaseun Soyemi - Heritage Lottery Fund, and Ian Green - Oxford Civic Society.
Come along to find out more, and look out for our Part 3 seminar later in 2018!



 
 
 




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Bookings now open for this event!

https://htvf-historic-highstreets.eventbrite.com/?aff=Wb



Supporting Historic High Streets:
The Ingredients for Success in the 21st Century - Part 1
Tuesday 30th January 2018, Kellogg College, Oxford 
Programme

9.30am          Meet at Kellogg College for optional visit to area around Oxford’s new Westgate shopping centre

11.15am        Tea and coffee on arrival

11.30am        Welcome and introduction, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director

11.45pm       Managing Oxford city centre – discussion session, Laurie Taylor, Oxford City Centre Manager

12.15pm       Is the High Street really dead or dying?  Jonathan Burnett, Springboard Research Ltd

12.45pm       Q&A

1pm              Lunch

1.45pm         Shrinking space demands - a strategy for vitality,  John Parmiter, Future High Streets

2.15pm         Understanding local urban character and planning for intensificationJane Manning, Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners

2.45pm         What can a Business Improvement District (BID) do? Catherine Turness, Executive Director, Winchester BID

3.15pm         Q&A followed by tea and coffee

3.45pm         Ageing town centres, Louise Thomas, Director, HTVF

4.15pm         The Community Value of Markets, Professor Sophie Watson, Open University

4.45pm         Regenerating Hillingdon’s High Streets, Councillor Douglas Mills, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, and Councillor Susan O’Brien, Town Centre Programme Adviser, London Borough of Hillingdon

5.15pm         Q&A and seminar close
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