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  1. 24.08.2020

    Sharing knowledge so we can build back better

    Over the past few months, we have been sharing our reflections on the social impact that Covid-19 is having on our lives and cities - and how we can work together with our communities to ensure we return stronger and more caring than before. We have been freely giving our time to work with diverse groups for the public good.     

    Many of the workshops, seminars and talks are now available online.

    In May, Deborah spoke to Peter Murray, Chairman of the NLA, on the insights that social distancing has given us on our urban realm, the research to be done, and how the results might make lasting positive change in our cities. The video is available on the NLA website.

    Later that month, Deborah joined the panel for a City Property Association webinar to discuss Greening the City, looking at what the City of London may look like in future and how the fabric of the City could be transformed in response to climate change and public health concerns. The video is available on the CPA website.  

    We also discussed "Transforming streets and spaces: safe, pleasant and practical schemes" as part of the Green Transport Recovery's webinar series, promoting active travel and sustainable modes to help us all through the recovery after the pandemic. The video is available on the organisation's YouTube channel.  

    Throughout May and June, we joined the series of events run by Urban Design London entitled 'Managing Streets During Lockdown', not only assessing short-term measures but also finding solutions for lasting positive change to make our streets safer, more welcoming and more resilient. Building on our work Sharing the Beautiful Everyday Journey, we looked at the location, extent and design of new cycling infrastructure to help prevent a car-dominated recovery. These videos are available on the UDL website: Managing Streets during Lockdown: Design Options and Managing Streets during Lockdown: New Space for Cycling.    

    This led to Mike O'Hanlon and Seyi Adewole delivering a workshop for the Urban Design Summer School on some of the techniques that we use in our research-led approach, spanning both virtual and physical approaches to mapping local neighbourhoods. Armed with these new tools, students were encouraged to research their respective communities, to understand what is going on and begin to see what changes might be needed. This video is available here

    Tags: Research Covid-19 communities NLA social distancing urban realm spatial strategists greening sustainability City Property Association streets neighbourhoods active travel Urban Design London cycling workshop seminar video
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  2. 24.08.2018

    DSDHA at the Docomomo International Conference

    Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change
    15th Docomomo International Conference
    Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    28 to 31 August 2018

    Next week Deborah Saunt and Roberta Marcaccio from DSDHA will present two papers at the 15th International Docomomo Conference in Ljubljana. Deborah will be speaking about our recent work at the Smithsons' Economist Plaza (now renamed Smithson Plaza), while Roberta will report on our research on cycling and mobility in London.

    Every two years Docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) organises an international conference, bringing together members and friends from its 72 national Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement. The 15th International Conference addresses the history of Modern Movement transformations, both in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change.
    Tags: Modern Movemnet Smithson cycling urban mobility Docomomo Research
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  3. 28.10.2016

    Cycopaths: The Future of Urban Mobility

    Royal College of Art
    Monday 31 Oct to Friday 4 Nov

    As recipients of the 2016 Fellowship in the Built Environment awarded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 – DSDHA's Ellen, Tom, Astrid and Roberta will be running a workshop at the RCA to map the beautiful everyday journeys across London.  

    Taking the bicycle as a primary vehicle for investigation, their workshop will consider alternatives to the narrative of ‘speed/efficiency’ that is currently regulating London’s transport system, and deeply investigate how the way we move affects our experience of space. To this end, with the students, they will map the visual, psychological and sensorial experience of London’s cyclists, analysing their movement in relationship with notions of ‘beauty’ and ‘pleasure’. 

    The research methodology will draw inspiration from previous experiments carried out in the 70s, which analysed the impact of the altered perception of space allowed by the car on the perception and production of architecture.
    Tags: cycling transport
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  4. 06.10.2016

    Ellen Hadden speaking at the National Urban Design Conference 2016

    Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October 
    VSC Conference Centre 
    63-79 Seymour Street 
     London W2 2HF 

    Speaking at 'Learning From London' – the second session of this year's Urban Design Conference – Senior Associate Ellen Hadden will present the most recent developments of our study on cycling in London. 

    As recipients of the 2016 Fellowship in the Built Environment, awarded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, DSDHA are currently exploring the notion of 'The Beautiful Everyday Journey’, with the aim to make cycling in our city a more pleasurable, exciting and accessible mode of transport.

    learn more about the conference here
    Tags: cycling transport research
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