URBED is 40

In 2015 URBED celebrates 40 years of practice through a series of events that explore key projects, key cities and key changes in the United Kingdom's urban renaissance journey.

Moving from innovative early work in Covent Garden or Bradford’s Little Germany to larger schemes in Manchester, Brighton and beyond, the seven events will reflect on what was, assess what is and dream of what could be.

All the events are free to attend, however booking is necessary, and listed below.

The first regeneration area?

Covent Garden, London

An evening exploring how new thinking and new uses can change buildings forever.

Rescuing industrial quarters?

Little Germany, Bradford

A discussion about the relationship between vision, action and renewal.

How to lose your ring road and find your city centre?

Highbury Initiative, Birmingham

URBED's contribution to the 2015 Academy of Urbanism Congress.

Rethinking the masterplan?

New England Quarter, Brighton

How a railway goods yard became part of a vibrant city.

A Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood?

Hulme, Manchester

A discussion about place, promise and community.

How to promote quality housing?


Exploring the principles of quality and scale in housebuilding and neighbourhood creation.

4x4 Special: The Housing Crisis

70 Oxford Street (Formerly Cornerhouse)

Join us for this one off special with guest speaker Danny Dorling exploring the topic of the housing crisis.