UDG's August round up



The Walkable City
In partnership with our friends at London Living Streets an intense 90 mins on the state of the art and science of walking. Chaired by Katja Stille, UDG Chair, with a welcome from David Harrison of LLS and presentations from:
Christopher Martin | Sarah Parry | Mike Grahn | Peter Murray | Brian Deegan

Restorative Cities
The Urban Design Group, along with the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, were delighted to host the book launch of Restorative Cities: Urban Design for Mental Health and Wellbeing by Jenny Roe and Layla McCay. With contributions from:
Prof Rhiannon Corcoran | Graham Marshall | Rachel Toms 

Folkestone Walking Tour
A study in arts-led coastal regeneration. A free free-form and fun walking tour lead by Robert Huxford, UDG Director, and Julia Wallace.

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


UDG Treasurer, Christopher Martin was in conversation with Robert Martin of JAJA Architects discussing spatial strategies for the transition to sustainable, low-carbon mobility systems.

You can watch all the ideasSPACE conversations on the ideasSPACE youtube channel

Campaigning + Influencing


Katja Stille, UDGChair, and Robert Huxford, UDG Director, speak to Medial News Today about urban design and how it affects our well-being. Katja shares her views on the negative impacts of air and noise pollution on a person’s health and Robert highlights how the relationship between health and urban or housing design have a long history.



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.
More info and schedule


In August the UDG Exec were delighted to approve new Recognised Practitioners:
Laura Aldridge


New opportunites were posted for:
City of London Corporation | Monatgu Evans | Peter Stewart ConsultancyPlanit-IE

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