Sir Terry Farrell is delighted with the level of response in the consultation process on his National Review on Architecture and the Built Environment

The landscape and urban design workshop
The landscape and urban design workshop

In addition to assessing the 200 responses, which represented the views of 370,000 peple, the review organised a dozen workshops with groups with specialist interests. A total of twelve landscape and urban design practices were represented at the landscape and urban design workshop, hosted by Capita Symonds, which was one of the five thematic workshops.

The complete list of workshops was:

Thematic workshops

* Design quality workshop hosted by New London Architecture (NLA)

* Economic benefits workshop hosted by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

* Cultural heritage workshop hosted by Alan Baxter & Associates

* Education outreach and skills workshop hosted by University College London (UCL)

* Landscape and urban design workshop hosted by Capita Symonds

Regional workshops

* Manchester workshop hosted by Bruntwood and supported by URBED

* Birmingham workshop hosted by MADE

* Bristol workshop hosted by The Architecture Centre, Bristol

* Newcastle workshop hosted by Northern Architecture


* Property developers’ session hosted by DCMS

* Policy session on examples of formal architecture policies adopted in EU countries hosted by Farrells

* Sustainability session hosted by Farrells.

Future sessions include a Government officials’ round table for representatives of a number of Government departments. Farrell and the review team are also actively linking up with other reviews including the Taylor Review, Construction 2025 and the Housing Standards Review. Meetings have already taken place with other parliamentary and local government organisations including the shadow culture minister, Local Government Association and the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Built Environment.

The full panel will meet again in October to discuss the findings and help shape the report, its dissemination and legacy. Farrell is aiming to submit the report to DCMS at the end of the year and it is expected to be published in early 2014 alongside a multi-media project planned by the Farrell Review team to provide a ‘snapshot’ and capture the spirit of the review.


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