Events Archive

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...
Urban Design Group Events London Boroughs Healthy Streets Scorecard 2021
Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 10:00
A London-wide coalition of transport and environment campaigners publishes the 2021 London Borough Healthy Streets Scorecard. For the third year running, the Scorecard Coalition compares London boroughs on the action they’ve taken to promote active and sustainable travel in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy targets. Speakers will include those involved with front line delivery and building...
Urban Design Group Events Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Thursday 1 July 2021 - 12:00
First 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 | Aleppo
Thursday 24 June 2021 - 17:00
The first in a series of international events to develop our understand how towns and cities develop in response to environment, economy, politics and culture. Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its urban origins go back as far as 6000 years. It has witnessed many different civilisations rise and fall, each one leaving their mark or influence, Amorite, Hittite, Phoenecian, Greek,...
Urban Design Group Events Walking and cycling to and from railway stations
Wednesday 16 June 2021 - 18:00
This event looks at best practice in providing inclusive access to railway stations, aiming to provide passengers travelling on foot, by bicycle or bus, safe, comfortable, attractive and direct routes, that will help to make railway use a first choice over the use of a car.
Urban Design Group Events Logistics:  the forgotten foundation of Urban Design and Planning
Wednesday 26 May 2021 - 12:00
Amazon distribution depot, East Midlands How new approaches to designing logistics systems could revolutionise the way we design our cities, towns and streets.
Urban Design Group Events Manual for Streets 3: Designing Parking
Wednesday 12 May 2021 - 18:00
This second event in the Manual for Streets 3 Series focuses on the design of parking, looking at the advantages and disadvantages of different types of design, including on-street, curtilage, garage, rear parking courts, parking barns, undercrofts, plus car sharing and car-free development.
Urban Design Group Events Character + Local Distinctiveness
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?  
Urban Design Group Events Towards a new Manual for Streets 3: what do we need?
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...
Urban Design Group Events Water + The City
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. 
Urban Design Group Events What do we need from the next Mayor of London?
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.
UDG Event
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.
Urban Design Group Events Future Work
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.