Events Archive

Urban Design Group Events Appealing Design - Does design quality carry weight in planning appeals?
Tuesday 26 April 2022 - 13:00
Is the planning appeal process giving any weight to design quality, and rejecting applications for poor and mediocre housing development? Surprising answers are contained in Appealing Design, a new study of over 30 planning appeals, to be launched at this event.
Urban Design Group Events Parking Policy: Time for Change
Tuesday 29 March 2022 - 12:30
An event in collaboration with CPRE London looking at the importance of parking policy in the creation of People Friendly Places
Urban Design Group Events Do we need a below-ground national design guide?
Thursday 3 March 2022 - 10:15
The Urban Design Group curates keynote session at Futurebuild 2022
Urban Design Group Events Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Wednesday 16 February 2022 - 12:30
Fifth 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 Blue Monday Great Urban Quiz
Monday 17 January 2022 - 18:30
Beat the mid-January blues by donning a fun hat and/or joining our ace Quiz Masters as they tie our noodles in knots with questions on Music, Maps, Plans, Words, News and the Bizarre...
UDG Event
Tuesday 14 December 2021 - 18:00
All UDG members in good standing are invited to put themselves forward to join the Executive Committee for 2021 / 2022.
Urban Design Group Events Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Tuesday 14 December 2021 - 12:30
Fourth 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 | Isfahan
Tuesday 7 December 2021 - 17:00
The third in the series focuses on the evolution of the historic city of Isfahan, along the Silk Roads in Iran. In collaboration with Silk Cities.
Urban Design Group Events UDG Study Trip to Tunbridge Wells
Saturday 4 December 2021 - 11:15
An opportunity to look at and discuss with friends and colleagues the fashionable, refined and very proper Royal Tunbridge Wells ...and go Christmas shopping too!
Urban Design Group Events UDG  Study Trip to Chester
Saturday 13 November 2021 - 11:00
A look at 2,000 years of urban design, conservation, heritage and new development, hosted by the Chester Civic Trust and members of the Urban Design Group
Urban Design Group Events UDG at COP26
Wednesday 10 November 2021 - 9:30
We will look at what towns and cities need to do to strengthen their relationship with the environment and prepare for more resilient futures with international experts setting out how to design settlements for increasing sea levels, increasing heat, worsening air quality, and how to set in motion Climate Repair.
Urban Design Group Events Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Thursday 28 October 2021 - 12:00
Third meeting of a new initiative for officers working in the public sector involved in design in the built environment.
Urban Design Group Events Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Wednesday 29 September 2021 - 12:00
Second meeting of a new initiative for officers working in the public sector involved in design in the built environment.
Urban Design Group Events A Century of Evolution in Architecture and Urbanism in the Arabian Peninsula
Thursday 16 September 2021 - 17:00
The second event in our Evolution of the City series, this lecture addresses the evolution of architectural and urban traditions in the Gulf states.
Urban Design Group Events Leo's Lewes | UDG Street Tour
Saturday 11 September 2021 - 11:30
This free walking tour, led by former UDG Chair Leo Hammond and UDG Director Robert Huxford, will cover the town of Lewes, old and new.
Urban Design Group Events Folkestone Walking Tour
Saturday 28 August 2021 - 11:30
Folkestone is a case study in how major economic changes can affect a town, and the challenges and time required make adjustments. Once a modest medieval fishing port, Folkestone evolved into a high-class Victorian holiday resort, with theatres, ballrooms, ornamental gardens, cliff railways, a pier, amusements and majestic hotels. It was hit, like so many British sea-side resorts, by the...
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.
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 changed...
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...

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