Thursday 9 January 2020 - 13:30
How can professionals met the challenge of urban densification in a time of climate change? Killer heat waves and periods of illegal air quality are becoming ever more commonplace. Evidence on the health impacts of concentrations of air pollution mounts by the week. One third of planning authorities are in breach of their statutory duty to have policies in their local plans to contribute to the...
Saturday 21 December 2019 (All day)
Join friends and colleagues on the shortest day of the year, to view Norwich, in its finest winter splendour. This is a loose fit visit to Norwich with the freedom for you to dip in and out as you wish. Morning 10:00 Cathedral Refectory for coffee.
Thursday 28 November 2019 - 13:30
Thursday 14 November 2019 - 18:00
The Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture with Professor Kate Jeffery. What Neuroscience can tell us about our sense of place, and sense of direction
Wednesday 16 October 2019 - 18:15
An evening event to discuss the concept of resilience, the new British Standard BS 67000:2019 City resilience (guide), and how urban design and engineering needs to evolve to meet the challenges to come.
Wednesday 16 October 2019 - 18:00
The Academy of Urbanism and Urban Design Group are pleased to bring this special talk to London, kindly hosted at the offices of JTP.
Wednesday 9 October 2019 - 10:00
The issue of empty shops and the high street decay is affecting villages,, towns and cities across the UK. Can urban designers come up with innovative, creative strategies that contribute to mitigating the issue? How can we plan and design with long term, future-proof vision?
Wednesday 2 October 2019 - 18:15
Nantes? Why Nantes? The UDG visit to Nantes and the adjacent St Nazaire in April this year, showed that there are many reasons to travel to the Loire estuary.
Friday 27 September 2019 - 11:30
Bring your big ideas and your fat pens and we will explore the art of hand drawing which is somewhat lost in today's world of CAD! The workshop will focus on the fast-paced designing of an area of Birmingham; we will have a go at creating mental maps and learn how to communicate clearly through drawing,design and graphics. Come along and learn how to use your pen as a talking stick!
Friday 27 September 2019 - 9:30
Making People Friendly Places. A massive thank you to our 20 conference speakers, 220 delegates, all our sponsors and to everyone else who helped to make this one of our most successful Conferences yet!
Friday 27 September 2019 (All day)
In fine Conference traditition, a series of walks exploring the delights of Birmingham! Accompanied walks with Joe Holyoak and Mark Kelly along with free walking guide to Birmingham, courtesy of Savills.
Thursday 26 September 2019 - 18:30
Urban DesignFest, our traditional warm up to Conference is always an informal evening designed to inspire, create sparks, entertain - and it certainly delivered the goods this year! A fun and fast moving event with presentations offering solutions to current problems; visionary and potentially wild ideas to improve towns and cities; plus our very own urban quiz.
Thursday 26 September 2019 - 18:00
Thursday 26 September 2019 - 14:30
This afternoon workshop will begin with presentations on current leading Design Guidance, Codes and Assessment Systems; followed by workshop discussion on their effectiveness and impact, concluding with the steps that need to be undertaken to improve design quality. Convened and chaired by Luke Hillson Barton Willmore
Tuesday 17 September 2019 - 13:30
How to strike a better balance between parked cars and people
Monday 22 July 2019 - 18:15
This event is organised in conjuction with the International Bridges Group, and supported by the Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Building.
Wednesday 3 July 2019 (All day)
Come and join a lively evening of debate and discussions on proposals for politicians to improve urban design.
Saturday 22 June 2019 (All day)
Meet colleagues and friends interested in urban design and the changing face of seaside towns in this visit to Margate. The event is free, open to one and all, but please book a ticket: Meet at the Margate Railway Station at 11.00. Followed by a walk around the town and the coastline. Objectives
Wednesday 5 June 2019 (All day)
Tackling the Silos: How to align legislation, policies, design guidance, practices and technical standards to ensure sustainable development and healthy, happy citizens.
Wednesday 22 May 2019 (All day)
Main streets used to be the most important, elegant, and fashionable parts of a town. The growth in vehicle traffic changed all that, bringing noise, pollution, severance and danger. They aslo brought the ugliness of traffic engineering, and a tendency to brutalise what were once fine streets with infrastructure that is wholly out of scale with the surrounding context.