News

May 2024

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May 2024
A constitution for the UDG as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation was approved at the Special General Meeting, and a new Executive, Honorary Officers and Trustees voted in.  

March 2024

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March 2024
News and Research Low traffic neighbourhoods: leaked government report reveals positive findings
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March 2024
News and Research Built Environment    Developers still building high-rises that won’t meet future regulations >>>>  

February 2024

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February 2024
Competition and Markets Authority Report on Housebuilding - summarised Air Quality "Safe" air quality levels in US, UK and EU harmful  London high air pollution days shown to impair problem solving by teams - slowed by 5 percent. 
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February 2024
Low fare public transport success in Bonn Highway environment influences who gets blamed in pedestrian crashes Welsh 20mph limit leads to 4mph average speed reduction - equates to 25 percent reduction in kinetic energy and the potential to cause damage, injury and death
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February 2024
Global review of urban blue-green planning tools Performance-based planning in Queensland How to reduce aggression against cyclists Traffic calming effect of delineated bike lanes
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February 2024
World breaches 1.5C one year warming limit + hottest January with +1.7C warming Economic value of hot-day cooling provided by urban green and blue space How waste generation changes with size of city  Single family housing development in Cambridge
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February 2024
LTNs - Event Report Scotland Consultation on inclusive design in town centres seeks to restrict kerb-free surfaces  Urban greenspaces role in adapting to increased heat - public unaware UK National Population Projections - Analysis of the ONS Projections

January 2024

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January 2024
Urban agriculture - several articles ... carbon footprint, role of urban foraging  Planning Law - when is a non-material amendment a material amendment? Vast majority of women face abuse when cycling What will make people cycle more?  What discourages them?

September 2023

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September 2023
  Thursday 12 October 2023 (All day) to Friday 13 October 2023 (All day) - Sheffield Book now

June 2023

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June 2023

April 2023

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April 2023
UDG Executive Committee 2023
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April 2023
  Results of the Special General Meeting held on Wednesday 26 April 2023 via Zoom   1. Urban Design Group Constitution

February 2023

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February 2023
Small Masterplans      
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February 2023
Announcing the Finalists of the 2023 National Urban Design Awards Wednesday 15 February 2023

December 2022

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December 2022
The consultation  published on 22 December 2022, seeks views on the Government’s proposed approach to updating the

May 2022

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May 2022
Reflections on the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill - UDG Chair Katja Stille  Population density and density of junctions key to encouraging walking Child Friendly Urban Design - New Report on observations from Eindhoven and Jerusalem Hastings & St Leonards on Sea "15 Minute Place" - Study...

March 2022

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March 2022
Net Zero Design Codes Published | Greener and Cleaner Hub Launched
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March 2022
Climate change special | plus new events with CPRE and an uplifting story from Living Streets

February 2022

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February 2022
COMPUTER SAYS ROAD Reflections on the impact of the Department for Transport’s Transport Appraisal Guidance EVENTS UDG @ Futurebuild 2022  3 March Keynote: Do we need a below-ground national design guide? TRAINING
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February 2022
Do We Need A Below Ground National Design Guide? | Digital Planning Task Force - New Report | Building Car Dependency – New Report

January 2022

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January 2022
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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January 2022
How to Make People Friendly Places: new guide from the UDG | news + research | career opportunities
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January 2022
Latest Urban Design Journal: Scandinavia and the Nordic Region | John Billingham | International Research and News Round-up | Careers
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January 2022
Meeting Housing Needs - new report
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January 2022
COP26 to COP27: Summary and Assessment | Movement and Highways: Changes in 2022

December 2021

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December 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources
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December 2021
At the Urban Design Group's AGM on Tuesday 14 December we warmly welcomed a couple of new faces to the Executive Committee to join the familiar and long standing. Thank you to those who put themselves forward and we look forward to the year ahead!

November 2021

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November 2021
We're delighted to announce the winners of this year's Awards! Firstly we'd 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...
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November 2021
Our monthly round up of events, initiatives and other UDG activities and resources

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