The agenda includes six exciting site visits:

1. New Earswick, York

2. Gateshead Innovation Village

3. Newcastle Upon Tyne

– Byker

– Ouseburn

– Newcastle Gateshead Quayside

4. Smith’s Dock, North Shields

5. Peterlee

6. Derwenthorpe, York

Key themes to be explored: Garden village design and stewardship, lifetime homes/sheltered housing, modular construction, ‘smart’ homes, estate regeneration, community engagement and placemaking, town centre renewal, new towns (stewardship/design/renewal), design codes, community energy production/district heating, eco-homes.

Please note: visits to New Earswick and Derwenthorpe will include additional learning on issues such as lifetime homes/energy/design which was not included in the 2017/18 ‘Understanding Garden Villages’ Tours.