Urban Update 27 November 2019


27 November 2019

·       Next Event – Central London Walking Network
Sorry fully booked – no admission on the door

·       Norwich Study Trip 21st December

·       Film Night 9 January

·       Place Alliance –  Housing Design Quality & Launch of “A Housing Design Audit for England“ 21 January

·       Career Opportunities – 8 jobs across the country – plus Savills Graduate Training Scheme

Events update – December - January

London Central Walking Networks

Fully Booked with waiting list – sorry – there will be no tickets available on the door

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


Trip to Norwich

Saturday 21 December

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.


Further details….



All welcome!


No charge for this event

Travel cost £20 from London by train with advance tickets


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.


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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

2019-2020 Events


Norwich Study Tour

21 December – whole day

Annual UDG Film Night

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


Transport for New Homes



Historic Towns and Villages Forum



Finding New Life for our Heritage Assets
Tuesday 11th February 2020, Kellogg College, Oxford
Tickets £35-155?






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


Is there a place for ‘Place’ in Highway Design?

December 4 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm


Centre for Cities



Cities Outlook 2020

27 January 2020  @ City Hall, London


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


Sustainability / Zero Carbon Vanguard Campaign

5 December– Cardiff


Kent Design


Knowledge Exchange Network: Town Centres

5 December

Introduction to Water Sensitive Design

15 January

Introduction to Housing Types and Tenures

28 Feb


Design Brighton


Design for Living

5 December


Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire Berkshire Milton Keynes


Oxford Brookes


Landscape Institute



Landscape Institute Awards

28 November


London Living Streets

Central London Walking Network

28 November – event full


Nottingham Urban Room



Happy by Design

A guide to Architecture and mental wellbeing

11 December


Community Cohesion

13 January


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


Placemaking and delivering the New Urban Agenda

5 December (fully Booked)


Planning for an Ageing population

14 January


Transport Planning Society


Infrastructure for the Bexley Growth Strategy

4 December, Ashford


Museum of Walking


Walks continue through December


Healthy City Design 2019

Designing for utopia or dystopia?

People and planetary health at a crossroads

Selection of presentations available to download






Urban Designer - Lambert Smith Hampton



Urban Designer or Senior Urban Designer - Barton Willmore

Manchester (based in Spinningfield)


Landscape/Townscape Consultant / Senior Consultant - Turley



Urban Design Officer - NNJDPU

East Northamptonshire


Urban Design Studio Graduate Scheme - Savills


Urban Design and Heritage Manager - Coventry City Council



Experienced Layout Urban Designers - Pegasus Group

Cambridge - Birmingham - Leeds


Urban Designer - Carter Jonas



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