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.
Friday 17 May 2019 - 17:00
Celebrating the book launch ofPublic Space Design and Social Cohesion: An International Comparison, a new edited book byPatricia AelbrechtandQuentin Stevenswhichbrings together scholarly knowledge at the intersection of public space designand social cohesion and takes a global view on scholarly research and urban design practice in bot
Wednesday 15 May 2019 - 13:00
The newly formed Association of Regional Urban Designers has been established to bring together those interested in creating better places for people and nature through new development.
Thursday 9 May 2019 (All day)
Image: Marmalade Lane - winner of the National Urban Design Awards 2019, Public Sector What's Going Wrong and How to Put Things Right
Thursday 25 April 2019 - 17:30
Nottingham City Council is launching the Design Quality Framework, a series of guides for communities, industries and authorities to raise design quality across the city and to embrace the Placemaking ethos, an approach that allows everyone to become involved in planning and designing their city.
Tuesday 16 April 2019 (All day)
Political and economic change is creating huge uncertainties for European and American society. Uncontrolled neoliberalism seems to reserve most of the markets benefits to a lucky few. What are the consequences for the built environment? To what extent are any of these questions design-related?
Tuesday 2 April 2019 - 10:00
Big Meet 9 will focus on the complex question of local leadership in place making. In particular, as we gear up to produce more housing as a nation, we need to be careful that we are creating real places and communities rather than isolated and unsustainable estates.
Thursday 28 March 2019 - 18:00
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Thursday 28 March 2019 (All day)
Lots of people want to live and work in the west of our county with its strong commuter links to London and fabulous natural environment. This half-day event will be a showcase for major developments that are accommodating growth in Sevenoaks, Royal Tunbridge Wells, + Tonbridge and Malling.
Tuesday 19 March 2019 (All day)
As local authorities resources are further constrained, many are looking to local communities and experts for support in preparing heritage-related materials. Ranging from undertaking conservation area appraisals, surveying for Heritage at Risk registers, drawing up evidence to support local lists of assets, communities are stepping into these roles with considerable success.
Wednesday 13 March 2019 - 15:15
Tuesday 12 March 2019 (All day)
Half Day conference organised by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group focusing on newly developed and evolving techniques to give greater priority to active travellers when crossing streets.
Wednesday 6 March 2019 (All day)
Jane Jacobs famously wrote: Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
Thursday 28 February 2019 (All day)
The Future High Street Fund: inspiration for success
Tuesday 26 February 2019 - 9:30
With neighbourhood planning now well underway in many urban centres and neighbourhoods, towns, villages and rural areas, this seminar is an opportunity to learn about:
Monday 25 February 2019 - 19:00
A talk by Finlay McNab, urban design practitioner and director at Streets Reimagined. They arent making land anymore noted the American author Mark Twain at the turn of the 20th century and never has this adage seemed more relevant.
Tuesday 19 February 2019 (All day)
Members of the UDG executive share their experiences and findings from the 2018 UDG mission to China. As you may have seen in the latest edition of the Urban Design Journal (Edition 149, Page 8-9), in September 2018 a delegation from the UDG Executive Committee took part in a week-long knowledge exchange visit to Guangzhou, China.
Thursday 14 February 2019 (All day)
Thursday 31 January 2019 (All day)
London Living Streets - Urban Design Group joint event
Thursday 17 January 2019 - 9:00
A series of talks and workshops to explore what creates unique character and how contemporary design can respond to historic settings.