Green Horizons, Placemaking from Policy to Strategy

Workshop | Placemaking from Policy to Strategy

Design West

Green Horizons Workshops: Collaborating for Success

The global challenges of a climate & biodiversity crisis require multi-disciplinary working. Stepping up to meet these challenges means developing new collaborative skills for joint working between built environment professionals.

Based on the highly successful Green Horizons workshops in 2019, Design West & the Landscape Institute are running a series of three workshops to develop the skills needed for effective collaboration, strategic decision-making & communication. Covering clients, stakeholders, consultants, contractors, specialists, and occupiers.

Join us for an immersive workshop in using strategy & policy to shape great places, led by experienced Placemaking Associate & Urban Designer Juliet Bidgood.

How do we respond to shifts in policy in our practice & how in turn can policies & strategies be shaped in response to real experiences? In the second workshop, Juliet will share her strategic experience of major projects, from her beginnings as co-founder of pioneering international feminist art & architecture collaborative (Muf), to over 15 years, leading placemaking projects across the South West with communities, local authorities and professionals. She will discuss how this has shaped her approach to interdisciplinary collaboration & the lessons learned.

The workshop will offer an opportunity to test approaches to engagement & enquiry using participants examples & experiences.


Juliet Bidgood, Design West

Juliet is experienced in curating conversations to collectively shape places. She is the Design Review Panel Chair for North Somerset and a Placemaking Associate for Design West, where she led the development of the WECA Placemaking Charter & is currently leading the Two Towns Placemaking Strategy for Nailsea & Clevedon. She works with communities & local authorities across the South West. Formerly Juliet was a senior advisor at the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment, a CABE Enabler & a founding partner of the internationally recognised practice muf architecture/art.

Juliet is an accredited RIBA Client Adviser & UDG Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design. She is currently an adviser to the AHRC/UKRI Place Programme & a visiting lecturer at Cardiff and Bath Universities.

Design West is the South West centre of excellence for design & placemaking. Their mission is to inspire the public, politicians & professionals across the built environment to design, better, healthier, places to live, work & relax . A registered charity they put design & social value at our heart.


  • Arrival, refreshments, opportunity for informal networking
  • Welcome &introductions (Sarah Jones-Morris, Former Chair of Landscape Institute South West, Pippa Goldfinger, Head of Design at Design West)
  • Presentation by Juliet Bidgood (Design West)
  • Workshop activity (facilitated by Juliet Bidgood)
  • Q&A Panel discussion (with Juliet Bidgood, Sarah-Jones-Morris & selected panel)


This is one of three workshops events created by Landscape Institute & Design West as part of our Green Horizons, Collaborating for Success series. You can join individual workshops or book for all three. Spaces are limited due to distancing. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

The other events in this series* are:

Wed 2 March: Green Infrastructure & Biodiversity Net Gain – with Tom Butterworth (WSP).

Wed 16 March: Street Furniture & Public Realm – With Romy Rawlings (Vestre)

*A 3-workshop pass is available at the discounted rate of £75. Please click through the ‘tickets’ button on this event to purchase the pass. *Concession tickets for members of the Landscape Institute or Design West.