Light & Dark



as darkness falls, the city fragments

Research walkshop 

  • 3.45pm – 7.30pm Tuesday 10 March, 2015
  • New England Quarter, Brighton (start Brighton rail station)
  • Light & Dark: New England Quarter, Brighton is one of a series of action research half day events in 4 different locations (types of places) between London & Brighton before and after dark, to establish a simple and effective methodology to develop guidance in designing active and liveable neighbourhoods.


Tickets are £40 per person

Your place is NOT guaranteed until payment has been received.

Our aim is to develop guidance for community stakeholders, professionals and practitioners on how to improve existing and new neighbourhoods to encourage active travel and contribute to residents’ health and well-being.  We want to create neighbourhoods in which people can safely walk, cycle, work, learn, play, shop and relax – from early in the morning to late into the evening.

What will take place: two one hour walkshops, a 40 minute mid point discussion (with refreshments), and a final 40 minute debrief:

  • 3.45pm – meet & introductions (at Brighton rail station)
  • 4.00pm – first walkshop (daylight)
  • 5.00pm – mid point discussion (at a cafe tbc)
  • 5.40pm – second walkshop (dusk / darkness)
  • 6.40pm – debrief & ideas share (at a cafe tbc)
  • 7.20pm – close

Ideally we want to undertake events in 4 different types of places: city centre, suburbs, semi-rural and housing estate.

Each event will involve testing out a number of methods of:

  • critical observation,
  • suggestions for retrofit,
  • future proofing of new developments,
  • exploring engagement and interaction,
  • how to articulate a community’s desires in a brief,
  • providing advice prior to planning applications,

each – devised through a sharing participatory walkshop.

Book early to ensure your place

Click here to find out about previous Light & Dark action research walkshops 

Brought to you by:  Andrew Stuck  from Rethinking Cities Ltd, and Annette Hards from Sussex PlaceNet – supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and UCL Transport Institute