On the 11th of September 2019 URBED met to discuss our response to the Climate Emergency. Sustainability has always been an integral part of our practice, but galvanized by recent climate activism, we came together to look at how we can do more. During that meeting we committed to embedding climate awareness more fully into the way we do business, the way we design places and the way we communicate our ideas.

David Rudlin and Shruti Hemani have spent the last five years collaborating on a series of large scale, some might say obsessive, hand drawn plans of cities across the world. Initially the idea was to produce an urban atlas. However as the project progressed, they developed a hypothesis based on what they were learning through the process of drawing these maps. Climax City, published by RIBA publishing is the result.

URBED have been working alongside Mikhail Riches, Mole Architects, and Civic Engineers, on a £25 million project to redevelop the site of the Agora shopping centre in Wolverton, Milton Keynes. URBED were originally commissioned by TOWN in 2016 to develop a mixed-use masterplan for the site. This looked to reinstate the historic street pattern that had been lost to the shopping centre, reconnect Radcliffe Street and Church Street with the Square, and create new vibrant streets for a mixed community.

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Carbon Coop are currently recruiting a retrofit service manager and retrofit co-ordinators in order to deliver the service we're developing with th

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We are collaborating with Manchester School of Architecture to offer a PhD Scholarship on "Retrofitting Neighbourhoods: Exploring approaches to sus

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Grow your own Garden City. David Rudlin outlines the economic case for developing a city like Uxcester

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URBED have continued to build upon the success of the 2014 Wolfson Prize, with regular approaches for Garden Town design guidance.

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