UDG's April Round up
Quarterly publication of URBAN DESIGN 158 with topic articles reflecting on DESIGN FOR AN AGEING POPULATION, plus regular features Behind the Image, Climate Change Global Digest, Endpiece, My Favourite Plan, Book Reviews, and the latest addition to the Urban Design Library #37: The Landscape of Civilisation by Geoffrey Jellicoe.
With many thanks to Nexus Planning for their kind sponsorship.
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
Campaigning + Influencing
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the Group in review meetings on the draft Department for Transport Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving; and the draft guidance on Inclusive Mobility which endeavours to address the needs with blind, partially sighted and mobility impaired people.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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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.
Members of the Group continue to work with students at the University of Dundee who are working on redesigning parts of Perth and Kinross.
Income from job advertisements on the UDG website help to support the UDG's charitable activities.