The purpose of this site is
to encourage and disseminate best practice in the design, management
and maintenance of the public realm by exchanging information,
building networks and raising standards among professionals working
in the field. We hope to make a positive contribution to the
quality of the urban experience in the UK.
Traffic calming in villages can be more effective with less signs and lines. Although this may sound counter-intuitive, it is being proven to work in a growing number of villages.
There are many advantages:
• Schemes are cheaper to install and maintain
• The character of the village is maintained and even enhanced
• Parish councils and village communities can influence the detail of the scheme
• Department for Transport is encouraging place sensative, innovative solutions
• Clutter reduced solutions are within existing law
FOR LESS COST
See it for yourself.
The well designed shared space with a proven safety record at London's Sloane Square juntion with Holbein Place.
There are 5 key points that make this design safe and clear for all users.
Professional qualification and recognised certificate Design & Management
of the Public Realm
Contact us for 2012 courses
Engineering, Place making, Quality & Safety Audits, Regulations
& Law For all influencing
the public realm seeking, best value heritage,
and highway solutions for successful places.
unified approach can bring real cost savings with improved
and better design quality for all users."
course is now running for its 10th session. The multi-disciplinary
approach to urban design and traffic engineering is ideal training
for all professionals influencing the public realm. Essential
training for best practise and value
for money approaches.
The 6 day course for the recognised professional certificate
is suitable for CPD. The course is taught by leading industry
professionals with site visits, case studies, best practise examples
for practical solutions. The latest approaches to risk, safety
and regulations are unravelled with appropriate methods to ensure
schemes are successful and safe.
Who should attend: All
who influence the public realm including:
Designers, Highway & Traffic Engineers, Project Managers,
Development Control Officers,
Architects & Landscape
Architects Traffic & Transport
Planners & Transport Planners, Town Centre Managers, Conservation
Officers, Sustainable Transport Officers, Arboricultural Officers,
Department for Transport is reviewing policy to help councils
reduce the clutter.
Established schemes in London's The Strand and High Street
Kensington have proved that less clutter can also be safe. Rural
villages like Bibury in the Cotswolds and Clifton in Cumbria
are schemes of reducing street clutter safely with the backing
of the Department for Transport.
Mr Pickles said: "Our streets
are losing their English character. We are being overrun
by scruffy signs, bossy bollards, patchwork paving and railed
off roads, wasting taxpayers' money that could be better
spent on fixing potholes or keeping council tax down. We
need to 'cut the clutter'.
The Swiss Encounter Zones are designed to be calm, friendly
and have low traffic speeds. This enables pedestrians and
traffic to safely share areas. Such areas have been successful
in reducing accidents, increasing commerce and improving
Pedestrian Priority Zones could be designed safely for British
streets, where traders need deliveries, transport modes meet
and pedestrians have freedom of movement. Town centres can
feel as safe as Home Zones while still functioning as a thriving
Successful implementation of shared space or shared surfaces
in towns requires many user needs to be considered and balanced.
These considerations are fully explored on the Professional
Certificate course: Design & Management of the Public
is no evidence that guardrailings serve any purpose (DfT),
highway authorities may still be reluctant to remove them
all. This handy tool provides a framework to priorities there
removal and improve the public realm.
The Department for Transport is authorising
a trial in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Mr
Cameron’s home authority in West London,
in which a small plate saying “Except cyclists” will
be attached to poles carrying no-entry signs.
Character of Historic
Towns Defy Visibility Splay Guidance
Tony Sharp, IHE Chairman gives his support
to all those who wish to attend the course.
Tony Sharp Traffic Signals Engineer
South Gloucestershire CC
Engineering & Place making
direct from leading industry experts
•Multi-disiplinary case studies & workshop
•Accredited certificate from English Heritage
• CPD for IHT &
for all professionals who
influence the public realm
implementation techniques for cost effective public realm schemes
You will learn how successful public streets
and spaces are designed using the latest place making techniques.
The whole process, from accessing funding and initial briefing
to construction, maintenance and whole life costing. Leading
industry experts reveal essential concepts, tools and techniques
for co-ordinated approach of the multi-disciplinary issues
when achieving high quality public realm.
Individuals and the organisations they work for, will benefit
from practical implementation techniques.
Cyclists like to take short cuts. Though we can’t support
the idea that cyclists should go the wrong way up every one
way street, there are many places where they could safely pass
a No entry sign.
But there isn’t a simple sign to tell everyone where
they can. The obvious traffic sign, No entry except for cycles,
sign 616 with 954.4, is not lawful. The sign that is lawful,
619, the flying motorbike, is less obvious.
If you have evidence that sign 619 is, or is not understood,
please let us know. Let
us know at: publicrealmPRIAN@aol.com
endorses PRIAN public realm course The course supports CABE's priorities in
the public realm. "The course offers delegates an active,
high quality learning experience."
Sarah Gaventa, Director, CABE Space
IHIE Design and Management of the Public Realm course
give us their views. Students
give the course a resounding thumbs up. The last course
booked with representation from a wide cross section
of professionals, including engineers,
urban designers, landscape
architects and planners, recognition of
the value of a
places inter-disciplinary knowledge and
understanding at its core.
Fiona Wilkinson, Public
Realm Project Coordinator at Leeds City Council said: “The course is an excellent opportunity to network and
engage with experienced,
management level professionals from a
range of relevant disciplines and from both public and private
sectors. The process of sharing extensive subject knowledge and
learning from one another is very valuable.”
The residential course is held at the Barns Hotel in Bedford, affording
opportunity to get properly immersed in the subject
matter and fellow practitioners.
Commenting on his
first three days, Ryhan Thomson, engineer, West One consultancy, “The course venue was excellent, with plenty of attractive
space providing a quality environment
for 3 days of thinking and
exchanging ideas. The range of lecturers provided stimulation
and variety and the group of students as a whole were committed
The Professional Certificate
in the Design and Management of the Public Realm covers
the primary delivery systems, policies, techniques and design skills
required to enable someone to successfully prepare practical designs
for public realm interventions.
For more information click on the
Courses link above.
PRIAN course in the Design & Management of the Public Realm
been recognised by the Urban Design Group.
Founded in 1978 the Urban Design Group believes that urban design
is not the job of any single profession. Making successful places
depends on breaking down professional barriers and building collaborations
between the people with the power to make things happen. By backing
the course the UDG is actively supporting the training and development
of professionals in the public realm arena.
Contact us for 2012 public course dates
& for in-house training options