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Students at Create Streets Urban Design Summer School

James Armitage was privileged to be involved as Course Director in the 2023 Create Streets Foundation Urban Design Summer School at Sherborne School, Dorset.

The course was set up by Nicholas Boys Smith and the Create Streets team and included a talk from Professor Robert Adam on Space, Time and Urbanism.

In addition to talks, discussions, sketching exercises, and town and site tours, the course involved the students undertaking a group design for a strategic masterplan on a large site and more detailed work on a smaller aspect of their scheme.

The students came from a wide variety of backgrounds – many with no design experience at all – and showed incredible enthusiasm and energy. Some wonderful feedback has been received:

"I learnt more in these three days than my three-year degree!"

"I liked the mix of lectures, sketching, and groupwork. The days went by quickly as full of input and variety"

"Fabulous course... my mind was buzzing. Thank you all."

"I learnt a huge amount... so many lovely and fun people."

Hopefully the participants are now better equipped to consider the design of places that are enjoyable, sustainable and stand the test of time.



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