Urban Design Events

The Urban Design Group holds regular events in London usually at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EM and occasionally at other locations. There are usually one or two per month and are open to the general public as well as members. 

Tickets should be purchased via Eventbrite and depending on availability can be purchased at the door. See event listing for ticket prices.

Since the ourbreak of Covid 19 our events have taken place online via Zoom.

Upcoming Events

Urban Design Group Events Future Working
Wednesday 3 March 2021 - 18:00
Since the Covid-19 lockdown has forced millions of employees to adapt to working remotely, we consider the potential  demise of the office with the trend for home working expected to continue well after the pandemic subsides. 
UDG Event
Wednesday 10 March 2021 - 18:00
For the second in this series of events, presenters drawn from different areas of expertise within the built environment will talk about the draft National Model Design Code.
Urban Design Group Events What do we need from the next Mayor of London?
Thursday 11 March 2021 - 16:00
The UDG is part of a coalition of professional bodies, representing over 100,000 individuals working across the built environment, collectively assembling an expert panel to discuss what London needs of its next Mayor.
Urban Design Group Events Water + The City
Wednesday 17 March 2021 - 18:00
A jointly hosted event with the Landscape Institute London Branch, we look at UK and international efforts to build cloudburst resiliency - how to manage the short, sharp downpours of rain which overpower our traditional urban drainage systems, inundate urban areas, and potentially cause severe damage flood to our shops and homes. 

Recent Events (View Events Archive)

UDG Event
Wednesday 24 February 2021 - 18:00
This event, the first in a series, is an opportunity to learn more about the National Model Design Code and discuss with colleagues in the built environment and offer suggestions for improvement.
Urban Design Group Events Future facing approaches to parking and movement  - a UDG Coalition Conversation
Wednesday 10 February 2021 - 18:00
Many people and regulatory bodies agree that we have to move towards less car dependent ways of living, by delivering a modal shift; a flexible approach to car parking and improved street environments that encourage walking and cycling. Yet this is not reflected in many of the developments that are being built right now. 
Urban Design Group Events Walking in London - with London Living Streets
Wednesday 3 February 2021 - 18:00
London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group are teaming up for a special event with guest Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner.
Urban Design Group Events Trees, People and the Built Environment 4
Wednesday 3 February 2021 - 10:00
The Urban Design Group has partnered with the Institute of Chartered Foresters for the forthcoming Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 online conference, 3-4 February 2021.
Urban Design Group Events Urban Effects of Lockdown - a UDG Coalition Conversation
Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 17:30
The first informal Coalition Conversation will explore the urban effects of lockdown on our towns and cities and those of us who live in them. What have we learned about housing design and the way we should design streets and communities? What effects has lockdown had on our health and happiness, what lessons do we need to learn, and how should we design cities to better protect society going ...