Events Archive

Urban Design Group Events Breakfast Briefing: Walking, Cycling, Public Realm - the State of the Art
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...
Urban Design Group Events Lessons from the Middle East
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...
Urban Design Group Events Global Responses to the Fifteen Minute City
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.
Urban Design Group Events Five Minutes of Fame:  Fifteen Minute Cities, Towns and Neighbourhoods
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.
Urban Design Group Events The Fifteen Minute City
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?
Urban Design Group Events Street Improvement Part 1
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…
Urban Design Group Events Glasgow  - a Regeneration Story
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.
Urban Design Group Events Decarbonising Transport
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?
Urban Design Group Events Building for a Healthy Life
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. 
Urban Design Group Events Making Better Places to Live Through Co-Design
Thursday 16 July 2020 - 17:30
Arguably never before has there been so much scrutiny on urban environments and the effects they have on the health and happiness of human beings, and with people spending so much more time at home than usual we will reflect on what makes good human habitat.
Urban Design Group Events A Better Future for Children
Thursday 9 July 2020 - 17:30
This ideasSPACE is the closing event of a three part conference covering latest science, duties, policies, and design and management practice, that can turn towns and cities into places that provide the safe, healthy environments that children need to thrive.
Urban Design Group Events Conference: Towns and Cities for Children
Wednesday 8 July 2020 - 8:15
A three part conference covering latest science, duties, policies, and design and management practice, that can turn towns and cities into places that provide the safe, healthy environments that children need to thrive.
Urban Design Group Events Design Values vs The Value of Design
Thursday 2 July 2020 - 17:30
With short and snappy three-minute presentations from our speakers, the panel will be creating conversations and debating across a wide range of disciplines and points of view from design to planning, to strategic infrastructure, education, construction, transport and everything in between!
Urban Design Group Events Quality Homes + Density
Thursday 25 June 2020 - 17:30
Covid-19 has focused people's life on their homes. Some people have found their homes are not fit for purpose. In some cases the way people live has directly contributed to increased rates of infection. In this IdeasSPACE we want to explore how we might design our homes in the future taking on board lessons learned in recent months.
Urban Design Group Events Diversity + Inclusion in Urban Design
Thursday 18 June 2020 - 17:30
This week's ideasSPACE will focus on Diversity + Inclusion in Urban Design, covering three key themes: Education; Professional Practice; Community Practice
Urban Design Group Events Biodiversity, Habitats + Parks
Thursday 11 June 2020 - 17:30
In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the importance of nature in our urban environments, and how the creation of linked green infrastructure can underpin a ‘city ecosystem’ that encompasses not only parks and open spaces, but also streets, squares and spaces of all sizes. The Covid lockdown has further emphasised this need...
Urban Design Group Events Life Saving Streets for Towns and Cities: an update and how to guide
Thursday 4 June 2020 - 17:30
With funding bids required from local authorities this Friday we want to highlight international best practice and introduce a COVID Safe Streets Design Guide which is being produced by the newly established 'Street Improvement Collaboration’.
Urban Design Group Events Regeneration Stories: how to address the opportunity of Barreiro Portugal
Thursday 28 May 2020 - 17:30
Barreiro in Portugal, is a place that faced significant decline in industry and then population. Whilst it has many positive attributes - its stalled regeneration to date will now need to also consider additional constraints.
UDG Event
Wednesday 27 May 2020 - 10:00
Join Place Alliance & Partners for the launch of Delivering Urban Quality – Time To Get Serious pamphlet. The pamphlet sets out the case for a Design Quality Unit for England and is a joint initiative of The Academy of Urbanism, Civic Voice, CPRE, Design Council, Place Alliance, Trees & Design Action Group and the Urban Design Group.
Urban Design Group Events Perfect Planning
Thursday 21 May 2020 - 17:30
How we design our cities today will save lives tomorrow.
'New Lives, New Values', a thought provoking paper from Roger Evans, Studio Real has formed the basis for a series of discussions exploring: Retail + Workplace; Housing, Public Realm + Parks; Streets, Movement + Transport; Planning