UDG at COP26

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - 9:30 to 16:00
Zoom live from Glasgow

FREE

The UDG is hosting an Urban Design Summit taking place during COP 26 in Glasgow.

With acclaimed and international speakers, we'll be investigating what towns and cities need to do to strengthen their relationship with the environment and prepare for more resilient futures.

The day will also include a keynote session on Climate Repair, capacity building workshops, collaborative roundtable conversations, interviews, and presentations from the finalists of our new People Friendly Place Award along with the launch of the cross-industry Climate Framework.

The sessions will be hosted via Zoom so please book tickets online in the usual way. 

If you are a UDG member in Glasgow on Wednesday 10 and might like to pop in to see us email the office administration@udg.org.uk  We'll be offering refreshments, some good chat, and possibly some impromtu interviews. All subject to space / covid restrictions... 

Programme

Morning Session
09:30
10:25

People Friendly Places are Planet Friendly Places

For the first session of our Urban Design Summit at COP 26 we will be in conversation with the finalists of our new People Friendly Place Award. They will share their advice and insights on how outstanding urban design can make a contribution to preventing and coping with climate change, including any barriers and how they might be overcome.

10:30
11:25

Launch of the Climate Framework

To meet the climate challenge we need a united and coordinated effort. The Climate Framework recognises the need to break down silos and establish common ground, define a common language, and identify the holistic knowledge and skills every built environment professional must be equipped with in order to deliver truly sustainable built environments today and in the future. Join us for the launch with:

  • WELCOME + CHAIR
    Katja Stille  
    UDG Chair | Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE CLIMATE FRAMEWORK
    Mina Hasman
    The Cross-Industry Action Group

Followed by a panel discussion with our guests focusing on key themes:

  • THE NEED FOR INTEGRATION AND A COMMON LANGUAGE
    Sue Morgan  
    Chief Executive, Landscape Institute
  • COLLABORATION FOR CHANGE
    Robin Nicholson CBE  
    Fellow, Cullinan Studio
  • THE ROLE OF THE CLIENT
    Sui-Te Wu
    Lean BIM Strategies | RIBA Client Adviser Steering Group Vice
  • A COMMON LANGUAGE
    Jane Manning
    Allies + Morrison
11:30
12:00

Creating Climate Safe Streets

  • CREATING CLIMATE SAFE STREETS
    Brian Deegan 
    Urban Movement

With host Christopher Martin, UDG Treasurer | Co-founder of Urban Movement

Afternoon Session
13:00
14.55

Climate Repair

For our main Urban Design Summit keynote session we have assembled international experts who will set out how we need to design settlements for increasing sea levels; increasing heats; and worsening air quality; as well as how we can set in motion genuine Climate Repair.

  • WELCOME + CHAIR
    Christopher Martin
    UDG Treasurer | Urban Movement
  • CLIMATE REPAIR
    Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE
    Centre for Climate Repair at the University of Cambridge
  • TIDAL CITIES: HOW TO FLOAT IN FLOODING URBAN DISTRICTS
    Dr Kristina Hill
    Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley 
  • ADAPTING TO DECREASING AIR QUALITY 
    Prof Zongbo Shi
    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • ADAPTING TO INCREASING HEAT 
    Dr Maya Negev
    School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel
15:00
16:00

Climate Conversations - Community Sustainability Hubs

At the most important global event of recent times concerning the design of our towns, cities and settlements we close our Urban Design Summit coming back down to earth to discuss ideas at a community level. How can we all make a difference in our community, improving our relationship with the environment whilst bolstering community spirit and social connectedness? How can peer to peer support and collaboration at community level facilitate more cultural and practical green changes?

  • COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY HUBS
    Parisa Wright 
    Founder of Greener and Cleaner
  • IN CONVERSATION WITH
    Christopher Martin  UDG Treasurer | Urban Movement
    Camilla Siggaard Andersen  Senior Researcher, HASSELL
    Marie Williams  Founder and CEO, Dream Networks
    David Milner  Deputy Director, Create Streets

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES