Urban Design Events

The Urban Design Group holds regular events which since the outbreak of Covid 19 have taken place via Zoom. We look forward face to face / hybrid meet ups in the not too distant future!

Most of our online events are free and are open to the general public as well as members. Registration is required and you can do this via the event listings below or our Eventbrite page.

Upcoming Events

Urban Design Group Events The Walkable City
Wednesday 4 August 2021 - 18:00
An intense 90 minutes on the state of the art and science of walking. Speakers will demonstrate how to turn high level policy objectives into practical measures, and changed lifestyles, and how people can have fun on the way. An intense 90 minutes on the state of the art and science of walking. Speakers will demonstrate how to turn high level policy objectives into practical measures, and...
Urban Design Group Events Restorative Cities
Thursday 12 August 2021 - 12:00
The Urban Design Group, along with the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, are delighted to invite you to the book launch of Restorative Cities: Urban Design for Mental Health and Wellbeing by Jenny Roe and Layla McCay.

Recent Events (View Events Archive)

Urban Design Group Events The Urban Design Skills Survey Report
Thursday 22 July 2021 - 13:00
With a move to a design-led planning system in England, the question of design skills and approaches in our local authorities looms large. Join us for this lunchtime launch of a major new report from the Place Alliance examining design skills and design governance approaches in England’s local planning authorities. Funded by the Urban Design Group and supported by the Design Council.
Urban Design Group Events Sport / Public Events + Urban Design
Thursday 15 July 2021 - 12:00
Sports and Public Events play a major role in the life of towns and cities, with people travelling locally, nationally or even internationally, to participate, support or celebrate. At this international event we will discuss the planning, placemaking and design issues, using scenarios  from India where there has been unlimited scope for designing around public use and an enhanced user...
Urban Design Group Events London Boroughs Healthy Streets Scorecard 2021
Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 10:00
A London-wide coalition of transport and environment campaigners publishes the 2021 London Borough Healthy Streets Scorecard. For the third year running, the Scorecard Coalition compares London boroughs on the action they’ve taken to promote active and sustainable travel in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy targets. Speakers will include those involved with front line delivery and building...
Urban Design Group Events Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Thursday 1 July 2021 - 12:00
First meeting of a new initiative for officers working in the public sector involved in design in the built environment. urban design | highways | planning | conservation | landscape | waste management | utilities | lighting | parks...
Urban Design Group Events Evolution of the City | Aleppo
Thursday 24 June 2021 - 17:00
The first in a series of international events to develop our understand how towns and cities develop in response to environment, economy, politics and culture. Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its urban origins go back as far as 6000 years. It has witnessed many different civilisations rise and fall, each one leaving their mark or influence, Amorite, Hittite, Phoenecian, Greek,...