UDG's July round up



This quarter's bumper edition of URBAN DESIGN 159 focuses on THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE, along with regular features Behind the ImageClimate Change Global Digest, EndpieceMy Favourite PlanBook Reviews, and the latest addition to the Urban Design Library #38: Design of Cities by Edmund N. Bacon.
With many thanks to Tetra Tech for their kind sponsorship.


Local Government Design Officers Network Meeting
First meeting of a new initiative for officers working in the public sector involved in design in the built environment urban design | highways | planning | conservation | landscape | waste management | utilities | lighting | parks...
Chaired by Robert Huxford, UDG Director with presentations from:
Rob Beardsmouth | Laura Alvarez | Jacob Willson | Stefan Kruczkowski | Glen Higgs | Sue James

Objectives: to provide peer-to-peer support between individuals in local authorities; sharing common problems and solutions; update on latest legislation, guidance and best practice
If you would like to join the network please email administration@udg.org.uk

London Boroughs Healthy Streets Scorecard 2021
A London-wide coalition of transport and environment campaigners publishes the 2021 London Borough Healthy Streets Scorecard hosted by the UDG.
Chaired by Alice Roberts of CPRE London with presentations from:
Simon Munk | Cllr Shama Tatler | Cllr Caroline Russell | Cllr Jim Glen | Philip Glanville | Caroline Pidgeon 

Sport / Public Events + Urban Design
An international seminar exploring best practice in space for major public events and sport stadia. 
With Meenakshi Bhagat and Nitin Srivastava

The Urban Design Skills Survey Report
Launch of a major new report from the Place Alliance examining design skills and design governance approaches in England’s local planning authorities. Funded by the Urban Design Group and supported by the Design Council.
Chaired by Laura Alvarez, Nottingham City Counicl with:
Katja Stille | Matthew Carmona | Joanna Averley | Nicholas Boys-Smith | Alan Stones

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



With the deadline for the National Urban Design Awards now past our judges were able to start their work!
Finalists will be announced in September with a celebration in October.

Co Chairs: Robert Huxford | Christopher Martin | Alan Thompson
Judging Panel: Jas Bhalla | Jane Dann | Roger Evans | Helen Forman | Peter Frankum | Tim Hagyard | Emma Spierin | Dr Deb Upadhyaya
Book Award Judges: Dick Cole (Chair) | Georgia Butina-Watson | Geoff Noble | Judith Ryser | Katja Stille

Frameworks + Masterplans Policy | Strategy + Design Guidance | People Friendly Place | Innovation | Student Project | Outstanding Contribution to Urban Design | Book Award


In July the UDG Exec were delighted to approve new Recognised Practitioners:
Philip Dascombe | Alec Scragg | Jonathan Stewart


During July new opportunites were posted for:
BDP | Cardiff Council | Islington Councill | JTPPRP Architects

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