Urban Update 14 February 2020

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14 January 2020

  • BBBC– Living with Beauty – One Page UDG Briefing Sheet available
  • New UrbanNous videos
    – Housing Design Quality Audit
    – Climate Responsive Urbanism
  • Next Events
  • The National Design Guide (England)
            Nottingham 25 Feb – National Conference
  • Integrativeplacemakingaddressing the ‘silos’ with collaborative approaches -
             Dundee 28 February – International Conference
  • Future Streets - £50 discount for UDG members
  • Character, Quality & Design in Neighbourhood Planning and beyond - Oxford
  • Metroisation of the Railway Network
  • FutureBuild
  • Cities on the Waterfront - Limerick
  • Career Opportunities – Bournemouth, Cherwell, Colchester, Manchester, Liverpool

 

Next UDG Events

 

The National Design Guide (England)

@ Nottingham Town Hall

Led by Laura Alvarez – Convenor UDG East Midlands

Sponsored by UDG, RIBA, Nottingham City Council

Tue, 25/02/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm 

 

  • Welcome - Nigel Turpin, Urban Design & Heritage Manager, Nottingham City Council
  • The National Design Guide - MHCLG (Andy von Bradsky TBC)
  • The National Design Guide in context - Jane Dann, Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd
  • Urban Design strands - Clare San Martin,
  • Context & Identity strands - Clive Fletcher, Historic England
  • Urban Design in Context - Jon Phipps, Lathams
  • Nature & Climate Adaptation strands - Luke Engleback,
  • The England Housing Design Quality Audit  - Matthew Carmona, UCL
  • Assessing good design: tools and strategies in a nutshell
  • Homes England - Dan Roberts, Homes England
  • Nottingham DQF & Co-PLACE - Laura Alvarez, Nottingham City Council
  • Debate: The subjectivity of Design - How can Design Quality become objective?
  • Wellbeing Design Guide: possibly the first grassroots SPD
  • NGFP – Case Study of How a community created, consulted on and wrote planning policy

 

Book Now

   

 

Integrativeplacemaking
addressing the ‘silos’ with collaborative approaches

International speakers

University of Dundee

Friday 28 February @ 8:30 am - 6:15 pm

Led by Husam Al Waer – Convenor UDG Scotland & Academy of Urbanism

 

SESSION ONE: CONTEXT, OBJECTIVES + DELIVERY

  • The case for silo-busting
  • Scottish Government and the scalable ‘place principle’
  • Whole system thinking – responding to climate emergency, mobility, human rights and equality
  • Wellbeing and planning: Designing across the generations for age-friendly places

SESSION TWO: EXAMPLES OF INTEGRATIVE PLACEMAKING

  • Mobility and Inclusion: Places, Street and Movement
  • Neighbourliness and Social Inclusion: Designing for locally distinctive neighbourhood and towns
  • Keynote: Learning from Utrecht

SESSION THREE: GROUP WORKSHOPS ON SILO-BUSTING

  • Silo-busting from different starting points (5 workshops on):
  • Integrating movement and place
  • Designing across generations for age-friendly places
  • Placemaking for climate resilience
  • Designing for distinctive, liveable neighbourhoods and towns
  • Transforming our professional culture, skills and place impacts

SESSION FOUR: GROUP FEEDBACK AND KEYNOTE NO 2

  • Plenary Discussion / Rapporteurs feedback
  • Keynote from Porto

Followed by Drinks reception

 

Book Now

   

 

The Multi-Level City

10 Mar 2020 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm

 

As our cities grow up, out and down, it is time we better understood how the different levels of these complex urban environments relate to one another. This event will focus on the competing demands for space in our cities, and consider how we can make best use of what we have available. From rooftops to the subsurface, our speakers will highlight emerging best practice and innovations in the way we plan our cities vertically, and lead a discussion on how we can make sure that we don’t waste the precious space we have available.   

 

Book Now

   

 

UDG Briefing Sheet

Report: “Living with Beauty” – Building Better, Building Beautiful

UDG has compiled a Briefing Sheet providing an overview of “Living with Beauty”, the final report from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published January 2020 by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government….

It proposes VAT harmonisation for new build and refurbishment – democratisation – addressing DB32 highway design standards, finding ways to get landowners to take a long term interest rather than sell-out…. And much more.

You can download the UDG briefing sheet here

and the full BBBC report here

 

Designing cities in the face of climate change

Latest UrbanNous video available free to view

Climate Responsive Urbanism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v53Co0491mg

Urban Nous videos
www.urbannous.org.uk

https://www.youtube.com/user/UrbanNous

 

UCL-Place Alliance  Housing Design Quality Audit

 

Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture – What neuroscience can tell us about our sense of place and sense of direction – Professor Kate Jeffery, UCL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6xVPCeQPKc

 

Streets for people in cities; without pollution or noise

Oliver Sells QC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovZcA8I5WE

 

Central London Walking Network

Dr David Harrison – London Living Streets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeD7Z3_DVMo

 

Improving the environment for pedestrians

Emma Griffin – London Living Streets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-QeJOswpuk

 

11 presentations from the National Urban Design Conference 2019
– Making People Friendly Planet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9rmEmagnbM&list=PLfcf4Svlf4KhnV59tHMaSXfHLkfYaN-M1

 

The Buildings of London Bridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YvzkGV4H7I

 

Improving the Process used to identify land for development

Paul Reynolds, Urben

https://youtu.be/b60DXPN29ws

 

Why are well conceived urban design masterplans so rarely realised?

Katja Stille, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek79mbHb5y0

 

Scores of recorded urban design lectures kindly provided by Fergus Carnegie

 

 

2019-2020 Events

UDG

 

Transport for New Homes

http://www.transportfornewhomes.org.uk/launch-events/

 

 

Historic Towns and Villages Forum

http://www.htvf.org/page-69/

 

Character, Quality & Design in Neighbourhood Planning and beyond
Thursday 27 February 2020, Kellogg College, Oxford

  • Introduction
    Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
  • Neighbourhood Planning & Design Quality the story so far
    Jeff Bishop & Georgina Perry, Place Studio
  • Supporting Design in Neighbourhood Plans – the new Locality Toolkit
    Ben Castell, Director, AECOM
  • Planning for Heritage: the new National Trust toolkit
    Dave Chetwyn, Director, Urban Vision Enterprise
  • Successful Community-led Policy-making in Historic Settings:
    Rob Lloyd-Sweet, Historic Places Adviser, Historic England 
  • Distinctively Local – Responding to the Government's Building Better, Building Beautiful campaign,
    Simon Bayliss, Managing Partner, HTA Design
  • Introduction to Workshop: Defining the Essential Criteria for a Design Code, including site visit to Norham Road,
    Louise Thomas, HTVF
  • From Local Character to Pattern Books and Design Policies
    Richard Eastham, Feria Urbanism

 

Connected Cities

Connected Cities – Metroisation of the Railways

30 March

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connectedcities-metroisation-of-the-railways-tickets-86908292041

Frequent rail services everywhere will enable sustainable development where active travel and public transport are the norm.

 

Speakers include:

  • Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail
  • Martin Tugwell, President, CIHT
  • James Harris, RTPI
  • Richard Simmons, CPRE
  • Jenny Raggett, Transport for New Homes
  • Stephen Pauling, Midlands Connect
  • Simon Elliott, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Nicholas Falk, URBED
  • David Biggs, Network Rail Property
  • Martin Chatfield, Thameslink (TBC)
  • Andreas Markides, Past President, CIHT

IHBC

https://events.ihbc.org.uk/

The Heritage Alliance – Heritage Day - 26 February

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-day-2019-tickets-77295596209

 

Urban Design London

https://www.urbandesignlondon.com/events/

Modelling for All Mode

 

Academy of Urbanism

https://www.academyofurbanism.org.uk/

 

Cities on the Waterfront

6 March – Limerick

 

Futurebuild

3-5 March

 

Institution of Chartered Foresters

Trees, People and the Built Environment

22-23 April - Birmingham

https://www.charteredforesters.org/event/trees-people-built-environment-4/

 

Centre for Cities

http://www.centreforcities.org/events/

 

Civic Voice

http://www.civicvoice.org.uk/campaigns/civic-day/

Civic Day

20 June 2020

 

Future of London

http://www.futureoflondon.org.uk/events/

 

Good Homes Alliance

http://goodhomes.org.uk/upcoming-events

Net Zero Housing Solutions

18th March 2020, 13:30-17:30

 

Kent Design

www.kentdesign.org

 

Introduction to Housing Types and Tenures

28 Feb

 

Public Realm, Streets and Highways

13 March

 

Design Brighton

https://www.designbrighton.org/events/

 

BOB MK

Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire Berkshire Milton Keynes

 

Oxford Brookes

 

Landscape Institute

https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/events/events/

 

Landscape and Place Convention
Birmingham, 2-3 July 2020

 

London Living Streets

 

Nottingham Urban Room

https://www.38carringtonstreet.org.uk/events

 

National Design Guide

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 AM 4:00 PM

 

Association of Regional Urban Design Officers

 

Place Alliance

http://placealliance.org.uk/big-meet/

 

 

Royal Town Planning Institute

https://www.rtpi.org.uk/events/events-calendar/

 

Climate Emergency – What next for the UK?

27 February

 

Transport Planning Society

www.tps.org.uk

Low carbon planning - possible or flippant? Swindon 26 Mar 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020 10:00 to 16:00

 

Museum of Walking

https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/

Walks continue through February

Healthy City Design 2019

Designing for utopia or dystopia?

People and planetary health at a crossroads

Selection of presentations available to download

http://healthycitydesign2019.salus.global/conference-show/healthy-city-design-2019

 

Connected Cities

Connected Cities – Metroisation of the Railways

30 March

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connectedcities-metroisation-of-the-railways-tickets-86908292041

 

Landor

Future Streets 2020

A better balance between people and vehicles

27 Feb 2020 Arup, 8 Fitzroy Square, W1T 4BQ London

https://www.transportxtra.com/tx-events/?id=2437

 

£50 discount for UDG members

For the discount, enter the code URBANFS2020 here , making the ticket just £125 plus vat. 

 

 

Jobs

www.udg.org.uk/jobs

 

Urban Designer - Colchester Borough Council

Colchester

 

Urban Designer & Conservation Team Leader - Cherwell District Council

Cherwell

 

Graduate Urban Designer - Planit-IE

Greater Manchester - Altrincham

 

Urban Designer - Planit-IE

Liverpool

 

Urban Designer – Terence O’Rourke Ltd

Bournemouth

 

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