Welcome to the Urban Design Group

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














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 

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



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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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!

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Urban Update - The Latest from the UDG Blog

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Former UDG Chair Duncan Ecob writes about his continuing experience of living and working in New Zealand I have now been in the land of the long white cloud for one year and am thoroughly enjoying it...
EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING Nominations for the third Solent Design Awards are now open.   The third biennial Solent Design Awards are once again looking for stunning buildings, places or spaces...
The Farrell Review The Review was launched in March 2013.  Over the coming months many people contributed ideas and suggestions.  Members of the Urban Design Group Network provided over 30...
What We Do and Do Not Know about the physical benefits of Urban Trees A Fund4Trees (F4Ts) research project by the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) Introduction: state of research to date Some...
The Urban Design Group AGM took place at 6pm on Wednesday 18 June 2014 in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ The evening saw Paul Reynolds stand down as Chair of the Urban Design Group...