Nature's Architects

#02. The Urban Designer - Luke Hillson

February 01, 2021 Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants Season 1 Episode 2
Nature's Architects
#02. The Urban Designer - Luke Hillson
Show Notes

This week we chat with Design Director of Barton Willmore, a real character and enthusiast within the urban design world and someone who truly has a passion for promoting a completely holistic approach to urban design and place making, which is designed and developed to provide many multifunctional purposes. So welcome to Luke Hillson, Urban Designer.

We’re going to be looking at, how we as professionals can actively promote green infrastructure and its importance to how we live, work and play and what steps the RTPI are taking to inspire great places.

We will try to cover a wide topic base including:

  • how Luke got into masterplanning and urban design, plus what it really is
  • the impact of Covid and peoples need for good well designed and local places
  • how urban design works in practice and how masterplanners contribute to the delivery of a better place?
  • why is urban design important and how can it make a real difference to people?
  • plus the importance of community building and how well Urban&Civic have got Alconbury Weald functioning so well

We will end with:

  • what does great look like in relation to urban design and the future of the natural environment look like to you... 

We also manage to get a little promo in for the Institute of Chartered Foresters #TPBE4 and the great work Tree Lady Talks is doing interviewing all the main speakers.
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