Upcoming Urban Design Events

Online Event via Zoom
Tuesday, 4 August 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm



The UDG are leading a series of webinars open to everyone who wants to help formulate how we should act now to overcome this crisis and prepare ourselves for the next.

How we design our cities today will save lives tomorrow.


During this crisis we need space. And most importantly the space for ideas...


'New Lives, New Values' a thought provoking paper from Roger Evans, Studio Real has formed the basis for the ideasSPACE series


  ideasSPACE: Cities and Urban Design after the Covid 19 Pandemic


The events are FREE and open to all, but please book via our eventbrite page. They will also be recorded and made available on our ideasSPACE playlist with many thanks to our media partner, UrbanNous



Under nomal circumstances the Urban Design Group holds regular events in London at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EM unless otherwise stated. There are usually one or two per month and are open to the general public as well as members. Tickets should be purchased via Eventbrite (see event listing for link and ticker prices), and depending on availability can be purchased at the door. In response to Covid 19 we are rescheduling much of our Cowcross Street Spring / Summer programme as webinars - details to follow as and when.

JULY: Towns & Cities for Children

JULY: Urban Water Management

SEPT: Assessment Toolkits - time for a national / global standard?

SEPT: National Urban Design Conference

NOV: Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture


TBC: Taking the Long View – Adaptability & the city lifecycle

TBC: The Economics of Cities – Business Cases, Whole Life Costs, Maintenance Revenues

TBC: Urban Form Update



ideasSPACE: Glasgow - a Regeneration Story 31 July 2020

ideasSPACE: Decarbonising Transport 23 July 2020

Building for a Healthy Life Launch 21 July 2020

ideasSPACE: Making better places to live through codesign 16 July 2020

ideasSPACE: A Better Future for Children 9 July 2020

Towns and Cities for Children 8 July 2020

ideasSPACE: Design Values VS the Value of Design 2 July 2020

ideasSPACE: Quality Homes + Density 25 June 2020

ideasSPACE: Diversity + Inclusion in Urban Design 18 June 2020

ideasSPACE: Biodiversity, Habitats + Parks 11 June 2020

ideasSPACE: Life Saving Streets for Towns and Cities: an update and how to guide 4 June 2020

ideasSPACE: Regeneration Stories: How to address the opportunity of Barreiro, Portugal 28 May 2020

Does England need a National Design Quality Unit 27 May 2020

ideasSPACE: Perfect Planning 21 May 2020

ideasSPACE: Streets, Movement + Transport 14 May 2020

ideasSPACE: Housing, Public Realm + Parks 7 May 2020

ideasSPACE: Retail + Workplace 30 April 2020

Future High Streets 29 April 2020

Towns, Cities and Urban Design after the COVID-19 Pandemic 23 April 2020

The Multi-Level City 10 March 2020

National Design Guide 25 Feb 2020

Sustainable Development Goals 5 Feb 2020

UDG Annual Film Night Proudly Presents... "City Dreamers" 9 Jan 2020

Climate Responsive Urbanism 9 Jan 2020

Last year UDG hosted and curated well over 20 events. Check the archive for presentations, videos and reports...