Research Handbook on Urban Design - A Book Launch and Discussion

Wednesday 20 March 2024 - 18:00
M416 (Robin Evans Room), University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS

Free  - but as catering is involved, please only book if you really intend to turn up. 

You are warmly invited to join us for the launch of the Research Handbook on Urban Design, edited by Marion Roberts and Suzy Nelson.

This collection brings together contributions from an international team of urban design academics and professionals, showcasing the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the field. The book combines insights from established and emergent researchers, providing a rich exploration of themes relevant to global practice.


In person presentations 

Informal urban design: forms of informal settlement - Hesam Kamalipour, Cardiff University

The politics of urban trees: reshaping the sustainable city - Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield,

Crisis and temporary public spaces: reflections from London, - Krystallia Kamvasinou, University of Westminster

Online presentations:

Enquiry by mapping: understanding urban assemblages and morphological capacities - Elek Pafka and Kim Dovey from the University of Melbourne,

‘Cool public spaces for the cities’: a climate-fit approach to the urban design of public streetscapes and squares – a vital contribution to climate-responsive cities  - Doris Damyanovic from BOKU, Vienna

The event will include Q&A, networking and a drinks reception.

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Co-organised by the Urban Design Group and the Emerging Territories Research Group of the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster.