Wednesday 14 April 2021 - 18:00
This event aims to sharpen our understanding of what we mean by character and local distinctiveness. Is it architecture and the shape of buildings? Is it about details? Is it about materials or colours? Is it about the shape of streets? Is it about the people who live and work there? And most importantly how do we change nowherevilles to somewherevilles?
Wednesday 31 March 2021 - 18:00
Manual for Streets is being revised. This is the first in a series of events aiming to provide a voice to practitioners with an interest in better designed towns and cities. We will debate the policy and principles that a new manual should reflect, such as inclusive design, and climate responsive urbanism, and the range of other technical and planning guidance alongside which the manual will need...
Wednesday 17 March 2021 - 18:00
A jointly hosted event with the Landscape Institute London Branch, we look at UK and international efforts to build cloudburst resiliency - how to manage the short, sharp downpours of rain which overpower our traditional urban drainage systems, inundate urban areas, and potentially cause severe damage flood to our shops and homes.
Thursday 11 March 2021 - 16:00
The UDG is part of a coalition of professional bodies, representing over 100,000 individuals working across the built environment, collectively assembling an expert panel to discuss what London needs of its next Mayor.
Wednesday 10 March 2021 - 18:00
For the second in this series of events, presenters drawn from different areas of expertise within the built environment will talk about the draft National Model Design Code.
Wednesday 3 March 2021 - 18:00
Since the Covid-19 lockdown has forced millions of employees to adapt to working remotely, we consider the potential demise of the office with the trend for home working expected to continue well after the pandemic subsides.
Wednesday 24 February 2021 - 18:00
This event, the first in a series, is an opportunity to learn more about the National Model Design Code and discuss with colleagues in the built environment and offer suggestions for improvement.
Wednesday 10 February 2021 - 18:00
Many people and regulatory bodies agree that we have to move towards less car dependent ways of living, by delivering a modal shift; a flexible approach to car parking and improved street environments that encourage walking and cycling. Yet this is not reflected in many of the developments that are being built right now.
Wednesday 3 February 2021 - 18:00
London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group are teaming up for a special event with guest Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner.
Wednesday 3 February 2021 - 10:00
The Urban Design Group has partnered with the Institute of Chartered Foresters for the forthcoming Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 online conference, 3-4 February 2021.
Wednesday 20 January 2021 - 17:30
The first informal 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 ...
Monday 18 January 2021 - 19:30
Why is Blue Monday the saddest day of the year? Want to risk making it even bleaker? Try wearing a daft hat.... OR join our ace Quiz Masters as they tie our noodles in knots with questions on Music, Maps, Plans, Words, News and the Bizarre... IT WILL CHEER YOU UP!!!
Wednesday 13 January 2021 - 19:00
No gathering at Cowcross Street this year for popcorn and some big(ish) screen action but the UDG tradition of kicking off the New Year with a movie selected by our Treasurer Paul Reynolds must surely continue!
Tuesday 29 December 2020 - 19:30
Everyone welcome!!! Our ace Quiz Masters intend to squeeze your festivity dulled brain with questions on Music, Maps, Plans, Words, News and the Bizarre...
Monday 14 December 2020 - 18:00
Agenda Apologies Minutes of the last meeting Annual Report and Accounts + Review of the Year Election of Officers Election of Executive Committee Any other business
Friday 20 November 2020 - 11:00
TPBE4, an international virtual conference on urban greenspace, kicks off with a free pre-conference webinar:
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.
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.
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.
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?