National Urban Design Awards

The National Urban Design Awards exist to demonstrate to councillors and clients that well-designed development is possble anywhere in UK. 

The Finalists entries will feature in a new edition of the report "How to Make People Friendly Places" which will be sent to all planning authorities in Great Britain, and to leading housebuilders and developers. 

Finalists will also be invited to introduce their work at a series of Masterclasses in the spring of 2023.

 

The National Urban Design Awards are open to any UK practice, organisation, local authority or branch of government, and UK based students.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions that:

  1. are people friendly
  2. reflect current best practice guidance on technical design (eg highways, drainage)
  3. reflect current best practice guidance on wider design issues such as context, identity, movement, resources etc
  4. would help local councils meet legal duties such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the 2050 net zero carbon emission target

To enter, please click on one of the categories below for further information, guidance, and entry forms. 

Policy, Strategy, Assessments, Design Guides, Design Codes, Systems

Urban Design Frameworks and Masterplans 

Completed Schemes - People Friendly Place

Innovation

Deadline for entries - 8 August 2022

 

The student awards will be opened for entries later in July

The Book Award Judging is ongoing. 

The Awards are supported by a legacy from the Francis Tibbalds Trust who generously fund a £600 prize to the winner of the Student Award and a discretionary grant of upto £1,000 to the winner of the People Friendly Place Award.

 

Celebrating 10 years of National Urban Design Awards: a retrospective
A review of the first 10 years of the National Urban Design Awards focusing on a number of key themes and ending with some lessons learnt.

Images selected from 2019 shortlist

We have now announced the winners of the National Urban Design Awards 2021 and would like to thank everyone who gave their time and effort in submitting a scheme or project. The entries were diverse and inspiring in their aspirations and achievements. Huge thanks are due to our judges who took on their challenging task with enthusiasm and commitment!

Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations
Shortlist, Winners and Presentations