Events and Meetings


29 April 2021 Zoom Call opens: 5.45pm. Presentation at 6pm

Housing with/out Heart – Investigations in Housing Design


Welcome to the Society’s April 2021 virtual public event.


In this talk Matthew will explore two recent research projects examining the quality of housing design in England.  A Housing Design Audit examined the standard volume house builder product across the UK and asked, why is it like it is?  This was followed by a study of the experience of our housing and neighbourhoods during lockdown.  Both reveal significant deficiencies and a clear agenda for improvement.

Matthew Carmona is Professor of Planning and Urban Design at The Bartlett, UCL.  He is an architect / planner with research interests in the fields of urban design governance, the design and management of public space, and the value of urban design.  He chairs the Place Alliance and edits  His research can be found at


The meeting will take place virtually on Zoom. Joining instructions will be emailed a couple of days in advance to those registering using the Eventbrite link below

Zoom Call opens: 5.45pm
Presentation at 6pm

All welcome: This is a free event for MCS Members and Non-Members

Booking Essential