Past UDG Events


The Urban Design Group holds regular events in London at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EM unless otherwsie stated. There are usually one or two per month and are open to the general public as well as members.



Online Event via Zoom
Wed, 27/05/2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Join Place Alliance & Partners for the launch of "Delivering urban quality – time to get serious" pamphlet The pamphlet - which sets out the case for a Design Quality Unit for...
Online Event via Zoom
Thu, 21/05/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Urban Design Group is leading a series of expert discussion to help formulate how we should act now to overcome this crisis, and prepare ourselves for the next. 'New Lives, New Values' a...
Online Event via Zoom
Thu, 14/05/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Urban Design Group is leading a series of expert discussion to help formulate how we should act now to overcome this crisis, and prepare ourselves for the next. 'New Lives, New Values' a...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Tue, 12/05/2020 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
More to follow... programme currently shaping up to inlcude: 6-7 speakers giving a 10-12 minute presentation followed by facilitated workshops.  Children and movement (street environment)...
Online Event via Zoom
Thu, 07/05/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Urban Design Group is leading a series of expert discussion to help formulate how we should act now to overcome this crisis, and prepare ourselves for the next. 'New Lives, New Values' a...
Online Event via Zoom
Thu, 30/04/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Urban Design Group is leading a series of expert discussion to help formulate how we should act now to overcome this crisis, and prepare ourselves for the next. 'New Lives, New Values' a...
Online Event via Zoom
Wed, 29/04/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
One hour webinar - Future High Streets followed by an informal discussion This event takes the theme of the recent edition of Urban Design – High Streets, and projects it into a post Covid-19...
Online Event via Zoom
Thu, 23/04/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The pandemic provides us with time to reflect on the kind of world we have been building. Do we continue to treat the planet and its resources as commodities to be traded for our own benefit or do...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Tue, 10/03/2020 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
From subways to skyscrapers how can we better design and navigate dense, multi-level cities? As our cities grow up, out and down, it is time we better understood how the different layers of these...
Council House, The Old Market Square, NG1 2DT Nottingham
Tue, 25/02/2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government recently launched the National Design Guide (NDG), a document welcomed by many in all sectors of the construction industry. But despite some...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 05/02/2020 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
  Our towns, cities, and settlements are shaped by a variety of local forces, design guides, and political aspirations. This can lead to a disparate response to the urban crises we face, and...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 09/01/2020 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
  Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown – four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 09/01/2020 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
  HOW CAN PROFESSIONALS MEET THE CHALLENGE OF URBAN DENSIFICATION IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE? Climate change and the impact on urban climates and air quality is now regarded as a crisis....
Sat, 21/12/2019 (All day)
Join friends and colleagues on the shortest day of the year, to view Norwich, in its finest winter splendour. This is a loose fit visit to Norwich with the freedom for you to dip in and out as you...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 28/11/2019 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm
A half-day conference to discuss the Central London Walking Network hosted by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group , in conjunction with Transport for...
Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London, Wilkins Building (Main Building), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Thu, 14/11/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture with Professor Kate Jeffery What Neuroscience can tell us about our sense of place, and sense of direction Kevin Lynch is known for his pioneering work on mental...
Perkins and Will Suite 2 10, Whitechapel High St, London E1 8QS
Wed, 16/10/2019 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
An evening event to discuss the concept of resilience, the new British Standard BS 67000:2019 City resilience (guide), and how urban design and engineering needs to evolve to meet the challenges to...
JTP, Unit 5, The Rum Warehouse, Pennington Street, London E1W 2AP
Wed, 16/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  The Academy of Urbanism and Urban Design Group are pleased to bring this special talk to London, kindly hosted at the offices of JTP. Drawing upon an extensive portfolio of hundreds of built...
Loxley House, Nottingham NG2 3NG
Wed, 09/10/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
The issue of empty shops and the high street decay is affecting villages,, towns and cities across the UK. Can urban designers come up with innovative, creative strategies that contribute to...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 02/10/2019 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Nantes? Why Nantes? The UDG visit to Nantes and the adjacent St Nazaire in April this year, showed that there are many reasons to travel to the Loire estuary. Previously an industrial city and an...