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October 2021

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October 2021
We're thrilled to announce our Finalists! Earlier this year we relaunched the National Urban Design Awards with new categories to reflect the different types of work undertaken by practitioners in urban design, from policies, urban design frameworks and masterplans through to built schemes, with ...

September 2021

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September 2021
UDG has responded to the Government's call for evidence with the following: We are very pleased that this review is taking place. We would like to highlight:

August 2021

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August 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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August 2021
UDG's Robert Huxfod and Katja Stille share their views on living space and health and how urban design affects our well-being.
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August 2021
From their pop-up shop in the city centre Bath & North East Somerset Council will be hosting a series of free monthly training and design skills sessions open to local design and built environment professionals.

July 2021

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July 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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July 2021
In May we relaunched the National Urban Design Awards with new categories and simpler submission process. Entries closed on Friday last week so we want to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.

June 2021

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June 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources

May 2021

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May 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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May 2021
After a short hiatus our relaunch of the National Urban Design Awards brings new categories that reflect the different types of work undertaken by practitioners in urban design from Policy, Strategy + Design Guidance and Frameworks + Masterplans, through to built schemes, with...
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May 2021
Ahead of the Mayoral elections on Thursday 6 May, UDG worked with the NLA and other key built environment professional bodies to write a letter setting out key issues for the future Mayor of London to address. The letter was sent to all Mayoral candidates.

April 2021

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April 2021
A monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources

March 2021

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March 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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March 2021
UDG responds to consultation on Draft Revised National Planning Policy Statement for England with proposals to ensure that it delivers on sustainable development.
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March 2021
Following a series of public events attended by nearly 400 practitioners from engineering, design, planning, landscape, architecture and development sectors, and extensive workshop sessions, the UDG has made a number of suggestions to Government for improving the effectiveness of the draft guidance...

February 2021

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February 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources

January 2021

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January 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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January 2021
At the end of a challenging 2020 a new Executive Team was elected at the UDG AGM in December. We're delighted to welcome Katja Stille as our new Chair, Christopher Martin of Urban Movement as our new Treasurer and Paul Reynolds of Tapestry returning as our Secretary, along with long serving...

November 2020

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November 2020
Professor Rachel Aldred and Ersilia Verlinghieri of the University of Westminster have just released a report drawing together current evidence on London’s Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: LTNs for all? Mapping the extent of London’s new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
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November 2020
ideasSPACE v2 After a short break over the summer we welcome you back to the new format ideasSPACE with thanks to our media partner UrbanNous and Christopher Martin of Urban Movement. 

October 2020

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October 2020
Following a series of consultation events run by the Urban Design Group over the past two months the UDG has submitted its 13 page response to the Planning White Paper. Nearly 1000 people registered for the events, with the audience including architects, civil and highway engineers, housebuilders,...

September 2020

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September 2020
We are delighted that Carlos Moreno, Associate Professor at the Sorbonne, Paris, will be joning the UDG and AoU joint Sympsoium on The Fifteen Minute City. 
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September 2020
We're delighted that Daisy Narayanan, Sustrans Scotland can join the UDG and AOU joint Symposium on The Fifteen Minute City.  She will join other leading authorities and City leaders to talk about the measures they are taking to transform their streets, neighbourhoods, businesses and lives.
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September 2020
As part of the UDG and AoU joint Sympsoium on The Fifteent Minute City, Dr. Wei Yang (Wei Young & Partners; Vice President RTPI) will introduce how the 15-minute concept is being applied in Chinese cities as part of the national spatial planning reform, which urban design principles are...
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September 2020
We're delighted to announce that Arun Jain, Chief Urban Designer & Principal Planner for the City of Bellevue, Washington will be speaking at the forthcoming UDG and AoU joint Symposium on the Fifteen Minute City.
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September 2020
Photo Tirana by Patrick Müller The AoU and UDG are delighted to welcome Anuela Ristani, Deputy Mayor of Tirana, the capital city of Albania.
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September 2020
UDG Director, Robert Huxford will be speaking at ACO's webinar, Moving to Health Positive Streets at midday on 15 September. Robert will present proposals from UDG's recent publication Street Improvement Manual.
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September 2020
We are delighted to announce that Professor Adams will join us on the morning of Friday 18 September at the UDG and AoU joint Symposium on The Fifteen Minute City to discuss how Melbourne has for many years set the target of becoming a walkable city.

August 2020