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?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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?
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.