National Urban Design Conference 2018

The Guildhall, Winchester
Thu, 20/09/2018 - 6:30pm - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 12:30pm

Expanding Towns and Smaller Cities

Guildhall Winchester 20-21-22 September

Full Conference Programme PDF

The National Urban Design Conference is a celebration of energy, ideas and goodwill open to anyone from any background who cares about the way we design our towns and cities, streets and spaces.

It exists to provide a place where all professionals, politicians and decision makers involved in the design of villages, towns and cities can meet, exchange latest best practice, and share concerns.   

This year's annual confernce focuses on the particular issues faced by cathedral and university towns and cities, country and market towns:

  • Leadership and Governance: the role of authorities, land owners, developers, house builders and the local community in delivery  
  • Movement and Public Realm: inclusive mobilty, improving visitor experience
  • Development and change within the town: redevelopment, conservation areas
  • Development and change outside the town: greenfield, urban extensions, satellites, expanding villages

Conference will be followed by the Conference Dinner at the Cathedral at 7pm to which everyone is welcome.

For early arrivals there's the ever popular Urban Design Fest, a free evening event with buffet and cash bar at the Guildhall Winchester, on Thursday 20 September 6.30-9.30 pm.

For those staying over on Friday night there are tours of the Cathedral and City on the Saturday morning.

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Thursday and Saturday events – Free

Main Conference

     Day tickets - £115

     UDG Members - £95

     Local authorities: councillors and officers - £35

     Tickets subsidised by conference sponsors - limited to 2 per authority.

     Concessions: Students; Retired; and those Seeking Work

Conference Dinner - £62

The conference continues to be run on a non-profit-making basis to enable as many people as possible to take part, made possible by the generousity of our sponsors. The sponsorship money this year has been used to provide very heavily subsidised places to local authorities. Our aim is to support and encourage anyone in the public or private sector who is trying to improve the quality of urban design in cities, towns and villages.

Many thanks are due our principal sponsor GreenBlue Urban and for the support of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Boyle and Summers, SavillsBoyer Planning and JTP.Thanks are also owed to Holistic City Software for sponsoring the buffet at Urban DesignFest.