Urban Update 10 July 2019

National Urban Design Conference 2019

Making People-Friendly Places

Birmingham 26|27|28 September

The annual not-for-profit making event for all professionals and politicians dedicated to improving the quality of life in cities, towns and villages.

The conference is set in Birmingham, which continues to transition from a being a pioneering 20th century motor-city to a pioneering 21st century people-friendly place. See the tram, the redesigned Birmingham New Street station, major infrastructure works for HS2, the brand new Centenary Square public realm scheme opened this year; and a wealth of industrial archaeology, including the famous canal system which has earned Birmingham the title, the Venice of the North.

Birmingham cathedral and central park

THURSDAY 2.30

DESIGN QUALITY SUMMIT

Raising the Quality of Design: – Applying Design Assessment Criteria, Charters and Agendas

@Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham

Workshop led by Luke Hillson, Barton Willmore

Presentations on leading initiatives including Laura Alvarez, Nottingham Design Quality Initiative, Valentina Geordano on the latest research by University College London on the impact of local authority policies on design quality,, and many more,

Facilitated discussion.

New development designed for cars, not for people

Photo: Matthew Carmona, Valentina Geordano featured in Urban Design 151

 

THURSDAY PM

GUIDED TOURS

THURSDAY 6.00

URBAN DESIGN GROUP AGM

@Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham

Executive Committee Elections & Annual Report

 

THURSDAY 6.30

URBAN DESIGNFEST

@Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham

Spend the evening with colleagues from all disciplines, in this fun and fast-moving evening. Includes

·        Poster session led by Paj Valley, WSP featuring radical and innovative ideas

·        Rapid presentation session

·        Unique Urban Quiz

·        Street food, and drinks.

 

FRIDAY 9.30-5.00

MAKING PEOPLE FRIENDLY PLACES

Millennium Point, Birmingham

Millennium Point in the heart of Birmingham - state of the art venue within a science arts and university hub.

MAKING PEOPLE FREINDLY TOWNS AND CITIES

Opening Address
Leo Hammond, Chair Urban Design Group | LSH

Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority (tbc)

People Friendly Economies
Neil McInroy, Chief Exec, CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)

The Death of ‘Clone Towns’: designing and delivering projects to transform High Streets
Wendy Maden, Bath and North East Somerset

Northstowe: delivering a new town centre in uncertain times
Damon Smith, Homes England

Access for Everyone: transforming central Auckland from a go-through to go-to place
Ben van Bruggen, Auckland Council

FRAMEWORKS AND STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE FREINDLY PLACES

Framework for People Friendly Places
Katja Stille, Tibbalds

Strategic Urban Design: National – Regional – Local
Paul Reynolds, Urben Studio & Jas Bhalla, Jas Bhalla Architects

Why Don’t we Make People Friendly Places?
Stephen Bate, Derby City Council

The Challenges and Opportunities of Community-led Development
Mike Fox & Lindy Morgan, Nash Partnership

Delivering a People Friendly Neighbourhood: Marmalade Lane, National Urban Design Award Winners 2019
Lora Brill, Marmalade Lane Resident & Sustainability Consultant
Neil Murphy, Founding Director, Town

MASTERCLASSES

Urban Drawing

Hannah Smart, Edge Urban Design

 

Places for All- Designing for inclusion

Jacqueline Bleicher

 

DESIGNING WITH AND FOR PEOPLE: HUMAN NEED AND BEHAVIOUR

Behavioural Urbanism
Christopher Martin, Urban Movement

Applying the Sustainable Development Goals in Urban Design Practice
Emma Spierin – who is cycling to the conference from Dublin

What Big Data can tell us About Mental Health in Cities
Neil Davidson, Urban Mind, J & L Gibbons

TOWARDS URBAN ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK

Design for Health
Katie Christou, David Lock Associates

Bicycle City: global approaches to people-friendly transportation, health, and well-being
Mark Andrew Kelly, Broadway Malyan

Recycling is Not Enough: how can buildings encourage waste prevention?
Lukas Schaeffer, Buro Happold

PAYING FOR AND PROFITING FROM PEOPLE FRIENDLY PLACES

The Value of Communities – The Financial Evidence
Andrew Raven, Savills

The Merton Regeneration Project: a case study in financial viability, design quality and social justice
Paul Quinn, Clarion Housing Group

How Build to Rent can Unlock Challenging Regeneration Projects
Martin Ellerby, Placefirst

Designing a Better Way to Live: how focusing on people can improve profits, company reputation, and create sustainable, vibrant communities
Kevin Parker, Group Master Planning Director Redrow Homes Limited

FRIDAY 5.30

Guided Tour – Millennium Point to Custard Factory – Joe Holyoak

The Bohemian from Balsall Heath: one of the many murals under the railway viaduct, Digbeth

 

 

FRIDAY 6.45

CONFERENCE DINNER

 

The Old Library @ Zellig

 

 

A wine reception and three course meal

 

and wonderful company

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY

GUIDED TOURS

Including

Central Birmingham – Joe Holyoak

Sketching Tour – Mark Kelly

 

Library of Birmingham – spectacular both inside and out

 

We hope to see you at the conference …. run to make a difference not a profit

 

Book now on…

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-urban-design-conference-2019-tickets-64303169511

 

Thursday 26 September

·        Design Quality Summit - £20
(includes complementary admission to Urban DesignFest)

·        Urban DesignFest - £15

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Main Conference Friday 27 September

UDG members - £95

·        Non-members early bird (until 17 August)  - £95 

·        Non-members Standard - £145 

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·        Local Authorities/Public Bodies/Not-for-Profits - £35
below cost tickets thanks to generous sponsorship

 

Conference dinner - £69 – at cost

 

Guided Tours – free of charge

 

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