UDG April Round up

Resources

JOURNAL

Quarterly publication of URBAN DESIGN 158 with topic articles reflecting on DESIGN FOR AN AGEING POPULATION, plus regular features Climate Change Global DigestMy Favourite PlanBook Reviews, and the latest addition to the Urban Design Library #37: The Landscape of Civilisation by Geoffrey Jellicoe.

EVENTS

Character + Local Distinctiveness
This event aimed to sharpen our understanding of what we mean by character and local distinctiveness. Chaired by Scott Elliott Adams, UDG Exec with presentations from:
Jon Cooper | Rob Cowan | Chuck Wolfe

Check the event archive page for further details and presentations from UDG events. Recordings are made available with thanks to our media partner UrbanNous.

Campaigning + Influencing

GUIDANCE

UDG Director, Robert Huxford represented the Group in review meetings on the draft Department for Transport Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving; and the draft guidance on Inclusive Mobility which endeavours to address the needs with blind, partially sighted and mobility impaired people.

DESIGN COUNCIL NETWORK OF EXPERTS

The Design Council have announced their panel of built environment experts who will provide vital independent support to their work and work to champion better design quality in the UK and internationally. UDG’s Exec Committee have a number of appointments: Paul Reynolds and Amanda Reynolds as Associates; and Christopher Martin as a Specialist in Urban Design and Transport. 
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COALITION CONVERSATIONS

Behind the scenes discussions were held on regeneration and the repurposing of high streets with members of RICS, and the potential for inter-generational living and the design of building and built environment that would enable this to happen.

Supporting

RECOGNISED PRACTITIONERS

In April the UDG Exec were delighted to approve new Recognised Practitioner:
Rob Beardsworth

STUDENT WORK

Members of the Group continue to work with students at the University of Dundee who are working on redesigning parts of Perth and Kinross.

JOB ADS

During April new opportunites were posted for:
Alan Baxter | Bathnes and North East Somerset | BE1 Architects | David Lock Associates | Place Services | Pegasus Group | Savills

Income from job advertisements on the UDG website help to support the UDG's charitable activities.