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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN DESIGN 2014

URBAN DESIGN FOR ALL - TOWARDS A LIFE LESS ORDINARY 

A landmark three day event featuring world-wide best practice in the design and management of towns and cities.

Nottingham Trent University

18-20 September 2014

This year's conference will look at the crucial importance of multi-disciplinary working in the built environment. It will explore how the various players – urban designers, architects, planners, engineers, developers, politicians and communities – can all work together effectively to  create better places to live. Click here for further information.

 


 

The Urban Design Group - Working to create successful places where people want to live, work and play through excellence in urban design.

Founded in 1978, the Urban Design Group (UDG) is a campaigning membership organisation with over 1000 members who care about the quality of life in our cities, towns and villages, and believe that raising standards of urban design is central to its improvement.

The UDG website contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in urban design including details of urban design practices, university courses, publications and job vacancies, as well as future urban design events. Our regular email newsletter 

Urban Update is a one-stop-shop for urban design news, articles and blog posts.

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URBAN DESIGN PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD 2015

The UDG's Public Sector Award recognises the excellent urban design work being carried out by local authorities and public sector agencies, as well as charities or not-for-profit organisations.

Entries are now being accepted for this year's award.  Click here for further information.

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Regular Events

The UDG runs a programme of regular events on a wide variety of urban design related subjects. Everyone is welcome. Many of the events are recorded and free to view online at UrbanNous. Just click on the link on the right to watch.

UrbanNous is currently looking for some nominal support funding, without which the service may be forced to close. If you are interested in offering some sponsorship please email: contact[at]urbannous.com

And don't miss Rob Cowan's PLANDEMONIUM brought to you by UrbanNous.

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Debate and discussion - Email Forum - free to all! Join the Urban Design Email Forum at JISCMAIL

The forum is open to all academics and professionals for the free exchange and development of knowledge and practice on all aspects of urban design. It is an ideal way of seeking advice from others on day-to-day problems or developing support for your own ideas. To Join, click the icon!

Hosted by the UK Universities state-of-the-art Jiscmail system.

 


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Urban Update - The Latest from the UDG Blog

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