Urban Update 08 November 2019



8 November 2019

·       Next Event – Urban Design and Neuroscience – understanding navigation, mental maps, and sense of place

·       Major Conference on turning arterial roads into places
2 – 3 December

·       Career Opportunities


And its world town planning day


Next UDG London Events


Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture

Urban Design and Neuroscience

Professor Kate Jeffery

14 November 2019 – 6.15-8.00 @ UCL  (Not Cowcross Street!)

Almost fully booked 120/150


London Central Walking Networks

Lessons and insight for anyone interested in practical measures to promote walking

28 November – ½ day Conference organised by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group

Speakers include leading politicians and practitioners:

Tim Mitchell Deputy Leader (Delivery) and Cabinet Member for Environment and City Management, including transport (Westminster)

Will Norman Mayor of London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner

Adam Harrison Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden (including Transport)

Oliver Sells QC Chairman, Streets and Walkways Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee (City of London)

John Dales Urban Movement

Jodie Eastwood Chief Executive, The Knowledge Quarter

Emily Candler Director, Exhibition Road Cultural Group

Katja Stille Tibbalds, Urban Design Group


Major National Conference on
turning arterial roads into places
Making Places - Strategies for Managing Major Traffic Routes through Historic Towns and Villages

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd December 2019

County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DP

Will you be in a position to help local authorities who are waking up to their statutory duty to mitigate climate change? 

Be at the cutting edge of policy and practice by attending  this major event.

Presentations from the UK’s leading experts plus workshops to cover how an urban area blighted by heavy road infrastructure and car dominated design can be transformed into a people-friendly place that will stand a better chance of meeting the 2050 Zero Carbon deadline.

Speakers include:

Learning from Elsewhere – Making Radical Changes to Traffic Networks

Stephen O’Malley, Civic Engineers

Ring Roads and Bypasses: Managing Traffic Speed and Volume in Urban Centres

Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associates

Guided Busways – Cambridgeshire’s Success Story

Graham Hughes, Executive Director, Cambridgeshire County Council

Making Connections and Restoring Links in Historic Towns

Duncan Berntsen, Medway Council

The Opportunities to Make Better Places from Spaces

Tim Hagyard, former Planning Team Leader and Urban Designer, East Hertfordshire District Council

Streets for People - Why Making Better Places For People Matters

Nicholas Boys Smith, David Milner, Robert Kwolek, Create Streets

Managing Traffic Networks and Encouraging Other Forms of Transport

Lynda Addison, independent transport consultant and past chair of the Transport Planning Society

The Climate Change Imperative

John Duncan, Extinction Rebellion East Herts

To guarantee your place – book within the next six days

Further information:



Trip to Norwich

Saturday 21 December – Diary Date

Meet new friends and colleagues on this part guided tour led by Michael Innes round some of the major changes in this fascinating city that have occurred over the past 40 years, including the Castle Mall development, the market, the river walk and areas of regeneration; plus plenty of time to explore the city, view the two cathedrals, go Christmas  shopping or walk over to the Stirling Prize winning Goldsmith Street.

Travel cost £20 from London by train.


Urban Climates

9 Jan 2020 2.30-5.30  - Diary date

Preventing poor air quality and overheating through better planning, architectural and urban design

½ day conference


Mr Reynold’s Urban Design Film Night

City Dreamers

9 Jan 2020 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm 

A title to inspire, educate and delight, chosen by the UDG’s own film impresario and Honorary Secretary Paul Reynolds

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 extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years and has taught, mentored and inspired generations of professionals. How have they envisioned our cities?

Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, documentary filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these strong, independent thinkers has shaped the cities we live and work in. As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the insights of these forward-looking women who have built social and environmental values into their work seem more relevant now than ever.

Book now:


Urban Nous videos


11 presentations from the National Urban Design Conference 2019

The Buildings of London Bridge


Improving the Process used to identify land for development

Paul Reynolds, Urben


Why are well conceived urban design masterplans so rarely realised?

Katja Stille, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design


Scores of recorded urban design lectures kindly provided by Fergus Carnegie

2019 Events

UDG - London

Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture

Mental Maps, Sense of Place, Navigation and Neuroscience

Professor Kate Jeffery, UCL

14 November


Central London Walking Networks

28 Nov 2019 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm


Annual UDG Film Night

9 Jan 2020 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm


Transport for New Homes



Historic Towns and Villages Forum



York: Keyhole Surgery - Increasing the Capacity and Performance of Historic Centres

Thursday 21st November 2019


Autumn School: Making Places

Strategies for Managing Major Traffic Routes through Historic Towns and Villages

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd December 2019,

County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DP


Booking on….






Urban Design London



Public Space and Street Design

3 December


Assessing the Design Quality of Housing Applications

10 December


Trees, Planning and Development

12 December


Academy of Urbanism

Design for Living conference – Watch online



Urbanism Awards

27 November


Centre for Cities



City Horizons and the rise of the intangible economy

20 November


Civic Voice



Future of London


Report launch: Foundation for Community-Led Housing

3 December


City Makers Forum: Net Zero – Responding to a Climate Emergency
29 January, 6:15-8:30 pm
Registration opens soon


Good Homes Alliance


Delivering Net Zero and Future Homes

19 November – London


Kent Design



Understanding Buildings

21 November


Knowledge Exchange Network: Town Centres

5 December


Introduction to Water Sensitive Design

15 January



Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire Berkshire Milton Keynes

Oxford Brookes


Inspiring Cities 2019

Building a new generation of inclusive and intelligent cities

Tuesday 26 November 2019 - Leicester



Landscape Institute



London Living Streets

Central London Walking Network

28 November


Nottingham Urban Room



Understanding the Planning Process in Nottingham

14 November



The Developer and the Planning System

25 November



Association of Regional Urban Design Officers

Place Alliance



Housing Design Quality &

Launch of “A Housing Design Audit for England“

21 January – Rescheduled

UCL – London



Royal Town Planning Institute


Is Good design a matter of opinion?

13 November – East Midlands


Urban Design and Master planning for Planners

27 November - Birmingham


Transport Planning Society


Transport Planning Network Annual Conference


Monday 18 November 2019   10:00 to 17:00



Transport Planning Day

20 November



World town planning day

8 November



Museum of Walking


Walks continue through October and November


Healthy City Design 2019

Designing for utopia or dystopia?

People and planetary health at a crossroads

Selection of presentations available to download




Urban Design Studio Graduate Scheme - Savills

Urban Designer or Senior Urban Designer - Barton Willmore

Manchester (based in Spinningfield)

Experienced Layout Urban Designers - Pegasus Group

Cambridge - Birmingham - Leeds

Graduate Surveyor / Planner / Heritage - Montagu Evans


Infrastructure Coordinator, Project Delivery - Sustrans


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