A walk around the neighbourhood

Gleadless Valley is a vast social housing estate, which was built in the south of Sheffield in the late 1950s. The innovative and experimental design was celebrated at the time of construction, appearing in publications such as "Ten Years of Housing in Sheffield 1953-1963"  (The Housing Development Committee Sheffield; 1st edition (1962)). Older residents still remember bus-loads of visitors who would travel to Gleadless Valley to view the unique design, whilst proud locals referred to the Valley as ‘Little Switzerland’, due to its park-like hilly terrain. 

We're working with Carbon Co-op in this BEIS funded project to develop local supply chains for whole house retrofit across Greater Manchester. This is one of six pilot projects in England. It aims to develop localised capacity to deliver retrofit works and inform future government policy and approaches.

Since 2013, URBED have been working with the Proud Trust to develop a new LGBT+ Centre in Manchester City Centre.

The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT+ Youth North West) is a life-saving and life-enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people to empower themselves and make a positive change for themselves and their communities. This is done through youth groups, peer support, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering training and events, campaigns, undertaking research, and creating resources. 

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We're very pleased to announce that we are collaborating with Manchester School of Architecture to offer a PhD Scholarship on "Retrofitting Neighbo

URBED's Marianne Heaslip will be speaking at the AECB's 'Re-energise'

Electricity North West are running a series of workshops aimed at volunteers and employees in the community and local energy sectors.

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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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We are absolutely delighted to annouce that David and Nick's submission has won the 2014 Wolfson Prize.

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