Pete Dyson, is the Principal Behavioural Scientist at the Department for Transport and author of Transport for Humans.
The key components of a mixed-use and integrated neighbourhood, from Towards an Urban Renaissance, Final Report of the Urban Task Force (1999)
In 2004, the site of an old distillery in Holyrood became the new seat for Scottish government with a Parliamentary building complex and publicly accessible grounds designed by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT.
This edition puts a spotlight on the UK’s third Climate Change Risk Assessment published at the end of 2021. In addition, we include the recently adopted Building Regulations and other relevant research and guidance.
THIRD CLIMATE CHANGE RISK ASSESSMENT
Herbert Manzoni now has a largely negative reputation in Birmingham. He had the roles of City Engineer, Surveyor and Planning Officer from 1935 to 1963, and his vision effectively determined the shape of the postwar city.
Berlin Planwerk Innenstadt, 1999 | Source: Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen
In September I attended an online talk by the architect Peter Barber, which he called Street: Who owns the city, part of the Architects’ Journal AJ100 Festival.
A wide historic street and car park has been transformed into a temporary park in the city centre, one of the city’s largest public spaces.
This edition draws together some of the most useful documents and research launched or promoted at COP26.
This is a very brief summary of the UDG event organised to coincide with the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. The day’s proceedings were recorded and are available on the UDG website.
Wei Yang is the President of the RTPI 2021. We talk to her about the future of planning, how it can remain relevant and drive innovation in facing the combined challenges of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and social inequality.
Wrocław c1650, Source: Unknown
This edition highlights work that will be emerging at COP26 in November, and new research and guidance.
A former 2004 Olympic Games car park has been transformed into a cultural and educational destination by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. It houses the National Library of Greece and the National Opera beneath a sloped park.
Ten years ago I wrote a piece about Digbeth for the March 2011 issue of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. I had just moved my office from one listed building in the conservation area to another, the Custard Factory.
This packed event was attended by urban designers from around the world.
Despite having one of the world’s most extensive cycling networks, car ownership in Copenhagen has increased by some 30% in the past 20 years. Should this trend be reversed? Join a journey through backcasting, prototyping and other city planning techniques to find out.
Run in partnership with London Living Streets and chaired by the UDG’s Katja Stille, this event explored walkability, from strategic planning to the nitty-gritty of design measures.
Concerns about the depletion of urban design skills in local authorities are not new. Chairing this well-attended online meeting, Laura Alvarez (Nottingham City Council) said the subject cropped up at almost every professional event.