Urban Update 18 September 2019

The National Urban Design Conferenceopens on Thursday next week in Birmingham, and there is still time to join the 40+ speakers and 200 delegates drawn from private and public sectors and from all professional backgrounds in the built environment.

The first event, the Design Quality Summit is now fully booked, but there is a welcome awaiting you at the Urban Design Feston the evening of Thursday 26, at the main conferenceon Friday 27, and the free guided walkson Saturday 28.

It is a non-profit making event. The tickets are around 1/3 the price of a standard commercial conference, and if you work for a local authority, charity or community organisation, around 1/10th of the price.  Booking closes at the end week: Friday Noon!  Don’t miss out….


I hope to see you there.

Here is the full list of speakers:

          Making People-Friendly Places

Leo Hammond, Lambert Smith Hampton, UDG Chair

Howard Grey, BlueGreen Urban

Neil McInroy, CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)

Wendy Maden, Bath and North East Somerset

Damon Smith, Homes England

Ben Van Bruggen, Auckland Council

Katja Stille, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Paul Reynolds, Urben Studio

Jas Bhalla, Jas Bhalla Architects

Stephen Bate, Derby City Council

Mike Fox, Nash Partnership

Lindy Morgan, Southmead Development Trust

Lora Brill, JLL

Neil Murphy, TOWN

Christopher Martin, Urban Movement

Emma Spierin, Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects & Urban Designers

Neil Davidson, Urban Mind, J & L Gibbons

Katie Christou, David Lock Associates

Mark Andrew Kelly, Consultant Senior Architect

Lukas Schaefer, BuroHappold Engineering

Amanda Reynolds, AR Urbanism

Andrew Raven, Savills

Paul Quinn, Clarion Housing Group

Martin Ellerby, Placefirst

Kevin Parker, Redrow Homes Limited

Luke Hillson, Barton Wilmore; West Midlands Urban Design Forum

Valentina Giordano, UCL / Place Alliance 

Laura Alvarez, Nottingham City Council 

Kevin Parker, Redrow Homes

Louise Wyman, WMCA

Nigel Longstaff, Barratt PLC

Glenn Howells, Glen Howells Architects

Simon Delahunty-Forrest, Birmingham City Council

Joanna Averley High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd

Raj Rooprai, Raj Rooprai and Associates

Michael Cowdy, McGregor Coxall

Jack Pritchard, Glenn Howells Architects

Mark Woodgate, Consultant

Hannah Smart, Edge Urban Design

Hatem Nabih, Pro Vision Planning

Scott Eliot Adams, HTA Design

Liz Reynolds, Urben and Think Deep UK  

Brian Q Love, Connected Cities

Gary Young, Place 54 Architects

Adrian Clarke, Wardell Armstrong

Joe Holyoak