Events Archive

Urban Design Group Events Understanding Roadside Air Quality and its Impact on Health
Friday 20 November 2020 - 11:00

  TPBE4, an international virtual conference on urban greenspace, kicks off with a free pre-conference webinar: 
Urban Design Group Events The Planning White Paper: Delivering Quality Urban Design for Cities, Towns Streets and Spaces
Friday 16 October 2020 - 12:30
Join us for the last in the series of four lunchtime seminars exploring the proposals in the White Paper and how they can be translated into a practical system that will deliver the quality of built environment that people need to thrive. 
Urban Design Group Events The Planning White Paper: Design Codes + Guidance
Friday 9 October 2020 - 12:30
The success of the Planning White Paper will depend on the success of local Design Codes and Design Guidance, which will provide a fast track to development.
Urban Design Group Events The Planning White Paper:  Digital Futures
Friday 2 October 2020 - 12:30
The Planning White Paper suggests a revolution in the way planning is undertaken, with an end to the era of notices stuck on lampposts and a move to comprehensive use of 21st century digital technology.
Urban Design Group Events The Planning White Paper: Strategic Issues
Friday 25 September 2020 - 12:30
How can the proposals for the changes to the planning system address the strategic problems that have been identified by so many different organisations, as well as deliver on the Government’s commitment to walking, cycling and Zero Carbon?
Urban Design Group Events Keynote speaker: Prof Rob Adams + 'Question Time' Panel
Friday 18 September 2020 - 10:00
As part of the UDG and AoU joint Symposium on The Fifteen Minute City, in this session our keynote speaker, Professor Rob shares his experience creating socially inclusive, economically viable and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods. Then follows our Question Time panel session with city leaders politicians, government advisors, and sustainability thought...
Urban Design Group Events Breakfast Briefing: Walking, Cycling, Public Realm - the State of the Art
Friday 18 September 2020 - 8:00
As part of the UDG and AoU joint Sympsosium on The Fifteen Minute City speakers from Transport for London, London Living Streets, Street Spirit Design and our own UDG Director review the recent U-turn in transport policy that now sees walking and cycling as a key political objective, the range of different measures that are being applied, and the lessons that have been learned, from design...
Urban Design Group Events Lessons from the Middle East
Thursday 17 September 2020 - 18:30
The world’s first cities were created in the lands of the Middle East. Over the coming millennia, there developed what have been among the world’s greatest civilisations, excelling in art, architecture, literature, philosophy and science, and which provided much of the foundation for the modern world. Despite this, the region has become a battlefield between major powers, and its peoples have...
Urban Design Group Events Global Responses to the Fifteen Minute City
Thursday 17 September 2020 - 16:00
As part of the UDG and AoU joint Symposium on The Fifteen Minute City leading authorities and city leaders from around the world talk about the measures they are taking to transform their streets, neighbourhoods, businesses and lives.
Urban Design Group Events Five Minutes of Fame:  Fifteen Minute Cities, Towns and Neighbourhoods
Thursday 17 September 2020 - 10:00
Part of the UDG and AoU joint Symposium on The Fifteen Minute City this session is jammed pack with quick-fire presentations exploring key themes: alternative fifteen minute cities - case studies; more than just housing; the fifteen minute city for all ages; streets and movement. And very importantly leaves plenty of time to interrogate and discuss further.
Urban Design Group Events The Fifteen Minute City
Wednesday 16 September 2020 - 18:00
The first ever  UDG + AoU  joint on-line symposium. Is the Fifteen Minute City a welcome or effective way to organise urban life? An urban quarter in a quarter of an hour? Could it draw investment, services and power back into local communities? Or does it misjudge the nature of cities, including the economic, cultural and political role of city centres?
Urban Design Group Events Street Improvement Part 1
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - 12:00
An introduction to The Street Improvement Manual produced by The Street Improvement Collaboration, a growing group of engineers, landscape, urban design and public realm practitioners who are sharing their ideas, experience and vision to help local authorities tackle the challenges of Climate Change, Decarbonisation, Health, Active Travel, and more…
Urban Design Group Events Glasgow  - a Regeneration Story
Thursday 30 July 2020 - 17:30
Once famed for the 'Glasgow effect’, which saw Glaswegians having a 30% higher risk of dying prematurely than those living in similar postindustrial British cities, we will explore how the city picked itself up - politically, strategically, and in terms of urban design - to become the fun and energetic city is is today.
Urban Design Group Events Decarbonising Transport
Thursday 23 July 2020 - 17:30
We have come so far, and we have experienced so much, and for it we are stronger. How can we apply the lessons we have learned to help towns and cities prepare for and fight against the impending environmental and climate emergency? And how can we shape our cities to support carbon neutrality by 2030?
Urban Design Group Events Building for a Healthy Life
Tuesday 21 July 2020 - 13:00
UDG is pleased to host the official launch of Building for a Healthy Life. Join us for an opportunity to ask questions and find out more from the authors and partners. Building for a Healthy Life (BHL) updates Building for Life 12, England’s most widely known and most widely used design tool for creating places that are better for people and nature. 
Urban Design Group Events Making Better Places to Live Through Co-Design
Thursday 16 July 2020 - 17:30
Arguably never before has there been so much scrutiny on urban environments and the effects they have on the health and happiness of human beings, and with people spending so much more time at home than usual we will reflect on what makes good human habitat.
Urban Design Group Events A Better Future for Children
Thursday 9 July 2020 - 17:30
This ideasSPACE is the closing event of a three part conference covering latest science, duties, policies, and design and management practice, that can turn towns and cities into places that provide the safe, healthy environments that children need to thrive.
Urban Design Group Events Conference: Towns and Cities for Children
Wednesday 8 July 2020 - 8:15
A three part conference covering latest science, duties, policies, and design and management practice, that can turn towns and cities into places that provide the safe, healthy environments that children need to thrive.
Urban Design Group Events Design Values vs The Value of Design
Thursday 2 July 2020 - 17:30
With short and snappy three-minute presentations from our speakers, the panel will be creating conversations and debating across a wide range of disciplines and points of view from design to planning, to strategic infrastructure, education, construction, transport and everything in between!
Urban Design Group Events Quality Homes + Density
Thursday 25 June 2020 - 17:30
Covid-19 has focused people's life on their homes. Some people have found their homes are not fit for purpose. In some cases the way people live has directly contributed to increased rates of infection. In this IdeasSPACE we want to explore how we might design our homes in the future taking on board lessons learned in recent months.

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