Urban DesignFest

Glenn Howells Architects, 321 Bradford Street, Birmingham, B5 6ET
Thu, 26/09/2019 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Simon Delahunty-Forrest talks jam butties

Urban DesignFest, our traditional warm up to Conference is always an informal evening designed to inspire, create sparks, entertain - and it certainly delivered the goods this year! A fun and fast moving event with presentations offering solutions to current problems, visionary and potentially wild ideas to improve towns and cities, plus our very own urban quiz. And not forgetting good food, and local brews.

A massive thank you to Glenn Howells Architects for hosting the event, RIBA MIdlands and LI West Midlands for co-sponsoring, all of our speakers and to everyone who came along to make it a great evening.



Welcome to Urban DesignFest  Leo Hammond, UDG Chair; Lambert Smith Hampton

A Welcome to Glenn Howells Architects  Glenn Howells

What’s Happening in Birmingham  Simon Delahunty-Forrest, Birmingham City Council

HS2  Joanna Averley, HS2



Thanks to all those who put time and creavity into create some fantastic posters. Click on images to see accompanying slides. The conclusion of our notable judging panel - David Harrison (London Living Streets), Simon Delahunty Forrest (Birmingham City Council), Jane Findlay (President Elect, Landscape Institure) and Paj Valley (WPS) - after much debate was....

 WINNER  Liz Reynolds, Urben /Think Deep UK 




   David Henderson  Glenn Howells Architects


   Mark Kelly  Consutlant Senior Architect


   Scott Elliott Adams  HTA Design


   Adrian Clark  Wardell Armstrong

   Brian Q Love  Connected Cities          Gary Young  Place 54 Architects




A 4 minute presentation is a great discipline and our speakers met the challenge admirably. No extra time required! Click on images for presentations.


   Mark Woodgate   Urban Designer


   Hatem Nahib   Pro Vision Planning

   Jack Pritchard  Glenn Howells Architects          Hannah Smart & Sarah Murray  edge Urban Design