Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Management

Regeneration & Development

October 2013 – June 2014
UK wide: The Centre for Regeneration and Development

Courses including:

  • Neighbourhood and Community Planning
  • The Regeneration of Seaside and Coastal Towns and Communities
  • Rural Development Planning
  • Evaluation Techniques for Regeneration Programme

A free place is provided for every full place booked email quoting reference number OCT13TWITTER.

Further details: LINK

Managing & Measuring Public Engagement

29 Oct 2013

10 Dec 2013

This Masterclass takes a wide view of the dialogue between public bodies and communities. Its focus is on clarifying the roles of officers and board members, especially in the light of recent legislation encouraging greater public involvement.

Previously entitled Supporting Public Engagement, the change of name is indicative of the fact that it has been extensively re-worked for 2013 to take full account of the pressures to measure impact and change. It also picks up many themes from Neighbourhood development and regeneration and is therefore relevant not just to local councils but all local service providers including the Police, the HSC system and the community/voluntary sector.

Further details: LINK

Sustainability in Housing: Bringing Empty Properties Back into Use Central London

19 Nov 2013

According to Council Tax data, the number of empty homes in England stands at 720,000.

Seeking to address the problem, the Government appointed an ‘empty homes advisor’ in 2012 and funding has been made available to local councils under the ‘New Homes Bonus’ scheme.

This special symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, housing associations, developers, third sector organisations and other key stakeholders to discuss the Government’s sustainable housing policy and the roles of local authorities and their strategic partners in bringing empty properties back into use.

20% early registration discount (10 Oct 2013)

Further details: LINK


Neighbourhood Planning and the Community

7 November 2013, London
28 November 2013, Birmingham

A one-day training course with a focus on the best ways to engage with local communities as part of Neighbourhood Planning. Designed primarily for ‘qualifying bodies’ (though relevant also to local authorities, planning consultants and others), this is a great opportunity to hear what works best and how to design effective local dialogues.

Delivered by Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise, Planning Adviser to LOCALITY and author of the Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap, this course will also cover the new draft Consultation and engagement standards for Neighbourhood Planning, and illustrate how these may be applied in practice.

Further details: LINK


Localising Change Conference

17 April 2013

The need for a better delivery framework for new homes and communities is changing the relationship between local authorities, investors and developers. Will emerging development models see new investors in place-making – economic and social – come on-stream alongside traditional players?

This Newcastle event is the second in the Start Small series, and will build on experience from the London event.

It will bring together key experts involved with defining a viable alternative approach to regeneration, development and asset management.

Further details: LINK