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.



JTP, Unit 5 The Rum Warehouse, Pennington Street, Wapping, E1W 2AP
Wed, 06/03/2019 (All day)
Jane Jacobs famously wrote: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  But how can communities...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 28/02/2019 (All day)
The Future High Street Fund: inspiration for success   28 February 2019: Half day conference with presentations from a cross section of the UK’s leading experts on regeneration,...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Tue, 19/02/2019 (All day)
Members of the UDG executive share their experiences and findings from the 2018 UDG mission to China. As you may have seen in the latest edition of the Urban Design Journal (Edition 149, Page 8-9),...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 31/01/2019 (All day)
London Living Streets - Urban Design Group joint event The idea of low traffic neighbourhoods is coming to the fore in answer to concerns over the pervasive impact of vehicles: health impacts from...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 09/01/2019 (All day)
  New Town Utopia is a documentary feature about utopian dreams and concrete realities… the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 12/12/2018 (All day)
photo credit: Esther Johnson Built Environment professionals are often committed to the 'public good' in their training and practice. There is an underlying assumption that matters of social...
Sun, 11/11/2018 (All day)
"Kevin Lynch influenced planners of the brutalist period, and raised awareness of urban form and character. How does his legacy play alongside that of other key thinkers of the time? How...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 17/10/2018 (All day)
This event covers the experiences and lessons learned from the 2018 Urban Design Study Tours Stockholm led by Sebastian Loew and Brian Quinn - including Hammerby The Abruzzi, Italy, led by Alan...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 11/10/2018 (All day)
    Organised by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group   Key to clean air or threat to our streets?   Electric Vehicles: Key to clean air or threat to our streets?...
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...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Tue, 11/09/2018 (All day)
Walking and cycling are now main-stream political priorities:  London boroughs are revising their strategies and plans in response to the Mayor's Transport Strategies, The Department for...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
As a warm up to conference this evening features 4 minute rapid presentations with discussion on the Conference themes. Speakers include: Michael Cowdy, McGregor Coxall : Smart Solutions for...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 13/06/2018 (All day)
Facing up to the Urban Design Challenges for Towns and Smaller Cities This event is being organised as a prelude to this year’s National Urban Design Conference: Winchester Thursday 20th-...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 23/05/2018 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
An event celebrating the progress in improving London's public realm.  Speakers include: What London's newly elected Borough Councils should do to improve London's public realm for...
London - St Magnus The Martyr Lower Thames Street London EC3R 6DN
Thu, 03/05/2018 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Bridges are a key to understanding the history of towns, their economy and their expansion.   Dr David Harrison (author of the Bridges of Medieval England) will speak about the history and...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Description Hear about the proposals in the draft NPPF Learn what different organisations think... including: Academy of Urbanism Civic Voice Place Alliance London Living Streets Urban Design...
Oxford
Tue, 20/03/2018 (All day)
Supporting Historic High Streets: The Ingredients for Success in the 21st Century - Part 2 Tuesday 20th March 2018, Kellogg College, Oxford Continuing the seminar series, this event will look at...
Marshalls Design Space, 4, Compton Courtyard, 40 Compton St, London EC1V 0BD
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Lucy Saunders talks about the latest developments in the movement for healthier streets Organised by London Living Streets and Urban Design Group Book Now NB this is a free event but with very...
The Judges' Courtroom, Browns, 82-84 St. Martins Lane,London WC2N 4AG
Thu, 08/03/2018 - 6:15pm - 10:30pm
Join us at the tenth National Urban Design Awards to celebrate the best in urban design by the UK’s local authorities, consultants, students and authors. Book early for the tenth anniversary...
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 07/02/2018 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Short presentations & discussion on the broad theme of the Autumn issue of the Urban Design Journal with Janie Price of Kenndey O'Callaghan Architects; Densifying conservation areas using...