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Urban DesignFest Housing

The next UDG London event is on 2nd December

Celebrate the best in urban design and the onset of the festive season at this Urban Design Group event Wednesday 2nd December 2015 18.20-20.20

Venue: Gallery, 70 Cowcross St, EC1M 6EJ

Come and enjoy the food and company... 

Or come and give a short presentation about yourself, your project etc.  We want to hear from individuals, consultancies and organisations willing to speak up to 4 minutes on... 

·         a project or projects you have been doing

·         latest or ongoing research

·         an idea you have about the design of towns and cities

·         new books

·         etc

Tickets are £12 flat rate and include food and drink.  All welcome from all professions and backgrounds.  Please book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-designfest-tickets-19599208761


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A pilot study to understand its role and value to the industry

Major Research report produced for the UDG by Richard Hayward, Ivor Samuels, Louise Thomas launched at the National Urban Design Conference



National Urban Design Awards 2015

Finalists and Winners 

A selection of the video entries by the finalists including the winning entries - screened at the Awards event on 11 March 2015.   For the full results list please follow this link


About the Urban Design Group 

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 

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