Urban Effects of Lockdown: a UDG Coalition Conversation

Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 17:30 to 19:00
Zoom

We're launching a new series of online events - UDG Coalition Conversations - an informal forum where built environment professionals can come together to share ideas and thoughts on how to tackle the most pressing crises facing towns and cities.

The first 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 forward?

We will hear from leading experts around key themes, and then the floor is yours, what are your thoughts and reflections - let’s test ideas and develop solutions together for the good of urban environments.

Coalition Conversations

Introduction

Katja Stille  Chair of UDG, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
A few words from our incoming Chair to introduce the series and outline her hopes for the next two years as she leads the UDG into a post Covid future.

Urban Effects of Lockdown

Convened and chaired by

Christopher Martin  Treasurer of UDG, Urban Movement 

Speakers

Matthew Carmona  Place Alliance
HOME COMFORTS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
The key findings of a national survey of 2,500 households (representing 7,200 people) aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the period of coronavirus lockdown

Frances Wright  Head of Community Partnering + Neil Murphy  Director at TOWN
CO-LIVING + HOUSING
Discussing the experience of lockdown within housing projects

Rachel Aldred  University of Westminster
TRANSPORT + LOW-TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS
Examining the impacts of transport projects in creating healthier streets for active travel and community cohesion

Karen Wetherall  University of Glasgow
MENTAL HEALTH + WELLBEING
Mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study

Prof Zongbo Shi  University of Birmingham, Professor of Atmospheric Biogeochemistry
AIR QUALITY
Discussing the abrupt but smaller than expected changes in surface air quality attributable to COVID-19 lockdowns in global cities

Presentations