Events Archive

Urban Design Group Events Urban Design Lessons from this year's UDG Study Tour to Nantes
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.
Urban Design Group Events Conference Masterclass - Big Ideas Love Fat Pens
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!
Urban Design Group Events National Urban Design Conference 2019
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!
Urban Design Group Events Conference Walks
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.
Urban Design Group Events Urban DesignFest
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.
UDG Event
Thursday 26 September 2019 - 18:00
Urban Design Group Events Design Quality Summit
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
Urban Design Group Events Parking in Towns and Cities
Tuesday 17 September 2019 - 13:30
How to strike a better balance between parked cars and people
Urban Design Group Events The Great Bridges of England
Monday 22 July 2019 - 18:15
This event is organised in conjuction with the International Bridges Group, and supported by the Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Building.
Urban Design Group Events Urban Design and the Politician
Wednesday 3 July 2019 (All day)
Come and join a lively evening of debate and discussions on proposals for politicians to improve urban design.
Urban Design Group Events Urban Design Study Visit - Margate
Saturday 22 June 2019 (All day)
Meet colleagues and friends interested in urban design and the changing face of seaside towns in this visit to Margate. The event is free, open to one and all, but please book a ticket: Meet at the Margate Railway Station at 11.00. Followed by a walk around the town and the coastline. Objectives
Urban Design Group Events A Framework for Towns and Cities - Summit
Wednesday 5 June 2019 (All day)
Tackling the Silos: How to align legislation, policies, design guidance, practices and technical standards to ensure sustainable development and healthy, happy citizens.
Urban Design Group Events People Friendly Big Streets
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.
Urban Design Group Events Book launch of 'Public Space and Social Cohesion'
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
Urban Design Group Events Association of Regional Urban Designers - Inaugural Meeting
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.
Urban Design Group Events Creating Neighbourhoods not Housing Estates
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
Urban Design Group Events Nottingham Design Quality Framework - Launch Event
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.
UDG Event
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?
Urban Design Group Events Big Meet 9 - Leadership in place-making: beyond beauty
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.
Urban Design Group Events National Urban Design Awards
Thursday 28 March 2019 - 18:00
View the shortlisted entries