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Thursday 21st September

How can we masterplan for large scale developments when there is no strategic joined up thinking?

Master planning provides the opportunity for stakeholders involved in the regeneration of an area to consider the physical, environmental and social impact of a project at a strategic level. However, trying to coordinate the number of different stakeholders, public bodies and statutory consultees can prove challenging, particularly when there are conflicting or overlapping projects all trying for priority status.
Come and join us for our first RCN breakfast event of 2017/18 as we look to discuss:
  • What makes a good masterplan?
  • How do we successfully integrate various stakeholder inputs at the appropriate time?
  • How do we balance advice on policy against the aspiration of the Client in our proposals?
  • What is it that we need from local and regional planners at the master planning stage?
  • Does the approach to master planning change when working for a developer as opposed to a public body?
  • How do you deal with conflicting stakeholder priorities or master plans for the same site?


Steve Walker
Allies & Morrison

Steve Walker is a Director at Allies and Morrison specialising in masterplanning and urban design. 


He works predominantly for public sector clients on projects ranging from focussed site options through to city and regional strategies.  His work on urban characterisation and visioning often informs the development of planning policy and involves significant public and political engagement. 

LinkedIn: Steve Walker


Paul Turpin


Paul’s experience covers many sectors, including commercial, mixed use, education and housing; across different forms of procurement; and the work stages, from concept design to detailed design and contract administrator.

His current focus is in the UK mixed use and education sector, having successfully developed a large portfolio of experience  in the new build and refurbishment/remodel sectors.

LinkedIn: Paul Turpin


Ed Garrod

Edward Garrod joined Elementa Consulting, a leading ‘Deep Green Engineering’ practice, as Head of Sustainability in 2014. Having trained in architecture, urbanism and environmental design Ed has spent the last decade working as a sustainability strategist within both architecture and engineering practices. He has collaborated with renowned architects on projects at all scales in over twenty countries including sustainable masterplans from China to Argentina, Denmark to Saudi Arabia.

Since joining Elementa Edward has grown a team of highly skilled environmental designers, sustainability consultants and analysts. Together they have developed the sustainability visions for international masterplans in Doha, Istanbul and Sydney, alongside major UK mixed use masterplans in Canterbury, East and West London.

Ed has a passion for design communication, translating analysis into actionable design strategies, and helping clients to develop compelling visions for their projects. He’s an evangelist for health and well-being in buildings, regularly invited to speak at industry events including Ecobuild, Vision and Sleep conferences. In December 2016 he became the first Fitwel Ambassador in Europe and in March 2017 was responsible for achieving the first Fitwel Certified workplace in Europe for Elementa’s London office.

LinkedIn: Edward Garrod



Colin Wilson
LB Southwark


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