Active Design Conference 2017 | David Lock Associates

Keith Brown

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David Lock Associates were pleased to participate in the 2017 National Urban Design conference in Manchester; Associate Urban Designer Keith Brown gave a presentation on Active Design at the second day of the conference on Friday 8th September. DLA’s work with Sport England and Public Health England on Active Design complemented the theme of this year’s conference Health Happiness Harmony: How Urban Design can make it happen.

Active Design: planning for health & wellbeing through sport and physical activity provides an innovative set of planning and urban design guidelines that aim to get more people moving through the design and layout of places.

Keith presented the Ten Principles of Active Design and shared a number of case studies showing the principles of Active Design in action. Active Design was the first in a series of four presentations in session titled as ‘Detailed Design’ at the National Urban Design Conference. The other presentations were delivered by Phil Jones of Phil Jones Associates, Ananya Bannerjee of Boyer and David McKenna of IBI Group, with thanks to Stephen O’Malley, Founding Director of Civic Engineers who chaired this series of presentations.

DLA would like to thank Robert Huxford and Alexandra Rook of the Urban Design Group for organising the engaging conference.

The presentation was the latest in the series that DLA have delivered with Sport England to continue to promote the principles of Active Design and share latest updates including the new case studies and animation, (all available online via the link below).

For more information on Active Design see: