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December 2018

Inclusion, Diversity and Urban Design

December 12, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street,
London, EC1M 6EJ
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Noha Nase, Clare Rishbeth and Emeritus Prof. Marion Roberts Built Environment professionals are often committed to the 'public good' in their training and practice. There is an underlying assumption that matters of social inclusion and diversity are somehow embedded sub-consciously in the way we plan, design, and manage public spaces. However, in this event, the speakers argue that there still exists a mismatch between mainstreaming what we think and what we do when it comes to inclusive cities and inclusive…

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January 2019

Film Night: New Town Utopia

January 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street,
London, EC1M 6EJ
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New Town Utopia is a documentary feature about utopian dreams and concrete realities… the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex. A journey of memory, place and performance guided by the artists, musicians and poets of Basildon. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles they are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music… and some rather angry puppets. New Town Utopia features Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Moulin Rouge) as the…

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

January 31 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street,
London, EC1M 6EJ
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A joint event with London Living Streets discussing latest practice in creating people friendly neighbourhoods.   In the case of UDG events, these generally take place in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ at 6.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Tickets can be purchased at the door from 6.00pm - check Eventbrite for ticket price details.

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February 2019

UDG Goes Global – Guangzhou Knowledge Exchange

February 19 @ 6:15 am - 8:15 pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street,
London, EC1M 6EJ
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Members of the UDG executive share their experiences and findings form the 2018 UDG mission to China.   In the case of UDG events, these generally take place in The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ at 6.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Tickets can be purchased at the door from 6.00pm - check Eventbrite link for details

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High Density or High Liveability?

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waterside 3, Waterside 3, Watershed, 1 Canons Road,
Bristol, BS1 5TX United Kingdom
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A talk by Finlay McNab, urban design practitioner and director at Streets Reimagined. ‘They aren’t making land anymore’ noted the American author Mark Twain at the turn of the 20th century and never has this adage seemed more relevant. With house ownership more unaffordable than ever, and the numbers rough sleeping continuing to rise, there is intense pressure to provide more homes from the developable land available. Reflecting this, national planning policy now recommends planning applications should be refused where developments…

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Neighbourhood Planning Review: What it’s achieving and how

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 6PN United Kingdom + Google Map

Neighbourhood Planning Review: What it’s achieving and how Tuesday 26 February 2019, Kellogg College, Oxford Tickets £35-155 from https://htvf-npseminar.eventbrite.co.uk With neighbourhood planning now well underway in many urban centres and neighbourhoods, towns, villages and rural areas, this seminar is an opportunity to learn about: innovative strategies to overcome local issues techniques to build a credible evidence base for critical points common challenges and ways to respond to them what to look for in appointing an examiner reviewing your 5 year old Neighbourhood Plan…

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The Future High Street Fund: inspiration for success

February 28 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street,
London, EC1M 6EJ
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HALF DAY CONFERENCE An intense afternoon of presentations from a cross section of the UK’s leading experts on regeneration, public realm and design aiming to inspire councils and communities to create successful bids for the £675 million future high streets fund, and the success of their own communities.   Featuring original research, UK and international best practice, and case studies. Presentations include Historic England : Clive Fletcher Academy of Urbanism : David Rudlin High Streets and Markets – what past can tell us…

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March 2019

Crossing the Street

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street,
London, EC1M 6EJ
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Half Day conference organised by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group will  focus on newly developed and evolving techniques to give greater priority to active travellers when crossing streets. Why Attend? Designers and Engineers will obtain a better understanding of the needs of different types of people when using a crossing and the limitations to their ability and how to cater for them. They will also learn about the range of best practice and new techniques that can enable a Council to discharge…

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April 2019

BIG MEET 9: “Leadership in place-making: beyond beauty”

April 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building (UCL Main Building) Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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BIG MEET 9 will focus on the complex question of local leadership in place making. In particular, as we gear up to produce more housing as a nation, we need to be careful that we are creating real places and communities rather than isolated and unsustainable estates. This will require a clear vision within local authorities and backing from Central Government to prioritise quality in design rather than development for development sake. The agenda for the day will explore the…

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June 2019

A Place to Call Home

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - June 22 @ 1:30 pm
Various Eindhoven, Netherlands

Towns and cities across the world are grappling with the same crisis of housing affordability. Urban areas are now the focus for economic growth, but this brings with it problems of gentrification and affordability. This is particularly true in booming high-tech cities like Eindhoven trying to attract young talent from across the globe, while securing an ample supply of quality affordable housing and community facilities. The revival of cities may be a cause for celebration. But, as urbanists, we also…

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