UDG's December round up



UDG Study Trip to Tunbridge Wells
An opportunity to look at and discuss with friends and colleagues the fashionable, refined and very proper Royal Tunbridge Wells. Led by experts from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and local UDG members.

Evolution of the City | Isfahan
In collaboration with Silk Cities, the third in our series focuses on the evolution of the historic city of Isfahan, along the Silk Roads in Iran. Curated and chaired by Husam AlWaer with Dr Farnaz Arefian, Prof Zahra Ahari and Dr Farshid Emami.

Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
Fourth meeting of a new initiative for officers working in the public sector involved in design in the built environment. 
This month: key presentation from David Rudlin, URBED discussing the National Model Design Code. Also: Street Trees and Gas Pipes | Manual for Streets Latest | Foundation Certificate in Urban Design (supported by the UDG) | Peer to Peer Support
Chaired by Lisa Richards North Northamptonshire Council



The UDG will be supporting a new research project on site selection methodologies with the Place Alliance to commence in the New Year.


UDG Director, Robert Huxford chaired the Trees and Design Action Group seminar on Urban Heat and the Role of Green Infrastructure. 


In December the UDG Exec were delighted to approve new Recognised Practitioners:
John Armstrong | Yamen Badr | Colin Polwarth 


New opportunites were posted for:
Cyfarthfa Foundation | Lichfields | Mace Design | Origin3 | Pegasus | Plymouth City Council | Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design | Turley | Urban Green

Income from job advertisements on the UDG website help to support the UDG's charitable activities. Practice members receive a 50% discount.

Other News


At the Urban Design Group's AGM on Tuesday 14 December we elected the Executive Committee for 2022:
Husam AlWaer  | Leo Hammond | Colin Munsie | Colin Pullan | Amanda Reynolds | Barry Sellers | Kenji Shermer | Alan Stones | Louise Thomas | Rob Thompson 
Key Officers are elected for a two year term so we continue into 2022 under the leadership of:
Chair: Katja Stille | Treasurer: Christopher Martin | Secretary: Paul Reynolds 
For biogs and more info on work of the Exec click here.