Urban Update 2 July 2019

URBANUPDATE

3 June 2019

·       Urban Design Journal Latest
Latest Edition – Urban Design and Politicians – Now Published

Urban Design and Climate Change – Now online – download free

·       Career opportunities – 8 vacancies + 1 extra today

·       2019 Housing Design Awards – Book Your Tickets

·       Urban Design and Politicians – Join the debate

 

Urban Design Journal Latest

 

Urban Design and Climate Change

Now online – free to download

 

Urban Design and Politicians

In the post

Urban Design and Politicians
– Join the Debate

Wednesday 3 July 2019 6.15-8.15  - The Gallery – 70 Cowcross Street

Do we get the politicians we deserve?  Do we expect too much of them?  How can we expect to have a long-term approach to towns and cities when politicians are in office for as little as four years, and are often weighed down by short-term pressures?

Join others to debate the Governance of Towns and Cities

Hear the results of the UDG member’s survey on Urban Design and Politicians

Debate Proposals such as:

·        well-resourced national agencies to be established to raise standards of urban design and placemaking.

·        all local planning and highway authorities have sufficient competent in-house urban design expertise to guarantee excellence in new development.

·        people-centred street design to be made obligatory, backed by design training for all highway professionals.

·        National design guidance to be created and made a material consideration in determining planning applications.

·        Design review to be made mandatory for all major development and highway schemes

·        A goal that goes beyond the current definition of sustainable development, to reflect climate crisis.

Too far away to attend?

Email your comments and questions to administration@udg.org.uk

The event is led by Tim Hagyard, who may also be asked the question whether, when it comes to the planning and design of towns and cities, we are under less of a democracy, and more of a Timocracy.

Book your ticket now…

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-design-and-the-politician-tickets-63775647679

The 2019 Housing Design Awards

Thu, 11 July 2019 13:45 – 20:30 BST

2 Savoy Place, off Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 0BL

Not just the awards, but presentations from leading architects and designers

·        Can you really sell family houses at 3 times the normal coverage rate?

·        What’s sacred and what’s shared when designing cohousing?

·        How to get medieval with 21st century expectations

·        Making light of the straight and narrow

·        Intensifying Metroland

·        Landscape as the soul of a dense neighbourhood

An inspirational event.

Book your ticket now

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2019-housing-design-awards-tickets-62038597114?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

 

The Great Bridges of England

Monday 22 July 6.15-8.15 Cowcross Street London EC1M 6EJ

 

Bridges are critical to the operation of an urban economy.  Sometimes the work of charity or religious devotion, critical to defence, and often bearing the mark of past warfare, they continue to serve us today, with some structures 800 years old still carrying modern traffic.

Join three of the world’s leading experts as they share their insight and enthusiasm for these remarkable works.  

Includes new research on theBuildings of London Bridge: visualisations based show how the medieval London Bridge was an extension of the City, lined by shops, a chapel and a major public convenience (destined to collapse into the Thames with significant loss of life – not a good way to go).

http://www.udg.org.uk/events/london-and-south-east/great-bridges-england

 

National Urban Design Conference 2019

Birmingham  26.27.28 September  - Diary Date

Making People-Friendly Places

Over 40 people responded to the call for papers.  Booking will open later in June.  As in previous years, the conference will be run on a non-profit making basis, with subsidised tickets for local authorities, and not-for-profit organisations.  

The conference takes place in the stunning Birmingham Science Museum, in a former Imax cinema.    

http://www.udg.org.uk/content/national-urban-design-conference-2019

 

Urban Nous videos
www.urbannous.org.uk

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

Improving the Process used to identify land for development - New

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

Making People Friendly Big Streets - Redesigning a City Street

Ian Hingley, Urban Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP0AHexE-Ak

Creating Neighbourhoods not Housing Estates - Introduction

Noha Nasser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkBn1WEAcIM

Councillors’ Attitudes to Residential Design

Matthew Carmona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38pQ6JqJHVM
Is the quality of design an economic issue?

David Rudlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVemj0BWGMc

Scores of recorded urban design lectures kindly provided by Fergus Carnegie.

 

2019 Events

UDG

Urban Design and the Politician

3 Jul 2019 - 6:15pm- 8:15pm

The Great Bridges of England

22 Jul 2019 - 6:15pm- 8:15pm

Parking Conference

17 Sep 2019 - 1:00pm- 5:00pm

 

Transport for New Homes

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

 

Historic Towns and Villages Forum

http://www.htvf.org/events/

 

Buxton: Resilient Cultural Heritage & the Role of the Visitor Economy

Thursday 17th October 2019

 

IHBC

IHBC Annual School – Nottingham 2019

Heritage, Risk & Resilience confronting conservation calamities
Fire – Flood – Structural Failure

4-6 July

https://events.ihbc.org.uk/?p=7400

 

Urban Design London

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

The changing role of the London Street

9 July

Design and the Historic Environment

18 July

 

Academy of Urbanism

Mid-Year Review 19 + Talk: ‘TOWARDS LONDON 3.0’ by Patricia Brown

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Centre for Cities

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

Housing supply and affordability in high-demand cities

24 July - London

Civic Voice

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

Festival of Archaeology

https://festival.archaeologyuk.org/

13-28 July

Events across the UK

Future of London

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

Good Homes Alliance

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

Kent Design

www.kentdesign.org

Major Sites Network

17 July

 

MK BOB

http://bobmk.org.uk/programme/

Garden Towns – A wider perspective

18 July 2019

Didcot Civic Hall, South Oxford

Visit to Stratford, London Spotlight on key developments

September 2019

 

Landscape Institute

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

 

Museum of Walking

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

Walks continue through June

 

Nottingham Urban Room

 

Place Alliance

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

 

Festival of Place

9 July  London

www.festivalofplace.co.uk

 

Healthy City Design 2019

Designing for utopia or dystopia?
People and planetary health at a crossroads

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK,

14–15 October 2019

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

Jobs

Graduate Urban Designer- BDP

London

Research Fellowship in the Built Environment - Royal Commission 1851

..

Researcher, Architectural and Urban History (Heritage Team) - Montagu Evans

5 Bolton St, London W1J 8BA

Graduate (Historic Environment and Townscape), Planning and Development - Montagu Evans

Bolton Street, London, W1J 8BA

Urban Designers and Masterplanners - edge Urban Design

Flexible

Senior Urban Designer - PRP

London

Principal Urban Design Officer - London Borough of Lewisham

Catford, London

Architectural / Urban Designer - Pegasus

Cirencester

Urban Design Director - Savills Urban Design Studio

Birmingham

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