Sustainable urbanism, masterplanning, urban design, retrofitting, consultation, capacity building, research, town centres and regeneration.
URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design), is an award-winning urban design consultancy that delivers successful projects through principles of environmental sustainability applied at strategy, masterplan and building scales.
Our multi-disciplinary team of urban designers, planners, architects, landscape architects and geographers prides itself on having a strong understanding of the challenges facing local authorities and communities, a commitment to discover their aspirations; the tools and methods to co-design happy and liveable places.
We believe in building healthier communities, creating positive places to live, and enabling good design at urban as well as architectural scales.
Our activities also span into research-based opportunities to develop new knowledge through Urbed+ (an innovative partnership with Manchester School of Architecture (www.msa.ac.uk/urbed+/). Through this collaboration David Rudlin has most recently been awarded the 2019 "Fellowship in the Built Environment" by the 1851 Royal Commission. We also co-ordinate 4x4 Manchester, an event series designed to promote a real debate about the state of our cities, stimulated by interesting, diverse and provocative speakers (4x4manchester.com).