Street Design in Practice


Date(s) - 17th Sep 2013
Time - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Event Details

The course was aimed at those with experience of highway design but who would like to consider the practical development of alternative concepts and detailing relating to the rapidly evolving new thinking associated with street design: streets designed for people and communities rather than engineered as thoroughfares for cars.   This was a highly interactive day with a mixture of workshops, presentations and Q & A sessions.

More information about the course is available here.

The course leaders were Phil Parker and Peter Evans (Transport Planning Associates).  Phil and Peter have over 50 years’ experience between them in Street Design and advise both Developers and Transport and Highway Authorities.

Phil Parker ...

... has been a Chartered Civil Engineer for more than 30 years and has extensive experience of the highways and infrastructure design associated with developments.   He has managed detailed design and construction projects with consultants in Bristol since 1987.   Frustrated by the accepted routine UK detailing of highways works, Phil completed a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship in Western Europe to study ‘Sympathetic Highway Design’ with particular emphasis on Shared Space.  His essay ‘City Planning as if people mattered’ won the 2007 Ecologist Magazine Essay Prize.

Phil has developed several Shared Space style schemes including the Station Road, Tidworth project which was constructed in 2008 and Commended in the CIHT 2008 Manual for Streets awards.   He is a MSoRSA qualified Road Safety Auditor and has completed over 250 Audits in the last 13 years.   He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and a Member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum Review Panel.

Peter Evans ...

...has 26 years’ experience of delivering infrastructure, development and regeneration projects across both the public and private sectors.   His career spans Local Authority and Consultancy work, with wide experience in areas of regeneration, master planning, transport studies, planning policy, planning & highway development control, public inquiries, design and implementation of highway improvements, traffic management and training.

Peter is an experienced public speaker and Manual for Streets expert working with the Royal Town Planning Institute, Design Commission for Wales and Welsh Assembly Government providing training to local authority planners and engineers on the benefits of creating quality places and streets.



Morning and afternoon coffee/tea and lunch provided.

Venue Address

119 Britannia Walk
N1 7JE

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