Tuesday 10 March 2020 - 18:15
As our cities grow up, out and down, it is time we better understood how the different levels of these complex urban environments relate to one another.
Friday 28 February 2020 - 13:30
Co-PLACE is a non-for profit partnership initiative based at the Urban Room, Nottingham that aims to bring everyone up to speed with the skills and tools required to meet new community engagement standards.
Tuesday 25 February 2020 - 10:00
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government recently launched the National Design Guide (NDG), a document welcomed by many in all sectors of the construction industry. But despite some positive reviews, the release managed to generate more questions than answers: What is the weight of National Guidance? How can local authorities build up on it? How can design quality be enforced...
Wednesday 5 February 2020 - 18:15
Our towns, cities, and settlements are shaped by a variety of local forces, design guides, and political aspirations. This can lead to a disparate response to the urban crises we face, and development that at its heart is not contributing to the quality of life of future generations. This event will explore the role - success and failures - of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in...
Thursday 9 January 2020 - 18:15
Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown - four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years and has taught, mentored and inspired generations of professionals. How have they envisioned our cities?
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
The event will be of interest to any town or city thinking about creating similar networks. The ideas being developed for central London can be applied anywhere. London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group, in conjunction with Transport for London, invite you to a half-day conference to discuss the Central London Walking Network.
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