Communicating Climate Change

Monday 16th October, 2017

URBED are supporting a masterclass in communicating climate change in Manchester on 22nd November, in collaboration with Climate Outreach, Carbon Coop and the Carbon Literacy Project. 

The class will be led by George Marshall, co-founder of Climate Outreach and one of Europe's leading experts on climate change communications and engaging new audiences. 

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Defra studies on Property Level Flood Protection

The following reports/guidance notes have been brought to our attention, and are interesting reading in the context of the resistance and resilience sections of the report. Published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in 2014 they cover:

Joren Heise

Joren recently joined URBED as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant and Urban Designer after graduating from the University of Sheffield with a dual Masters degree in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Joren Heise

Letter in the Guardian

Tuesday 3rd October, 2017

Nicholas Falk of the URBED Trust, and his latest letter in the Guardian, in response to George Monbiot's piece titled 'Don’t let the rich get even richer on the assets we all share.'

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Ollerton & Boughton Neighbourhood Study

URBED have been commissioned by Newark & Sherwood District Council to undertake a piece of work as part of the Ollerton & Boughton Neighbourhood Study, looking at options for a new housing development between the Hallam Road and Retford Road Estates. The land has been allocated for a mix of housing, open space and community uses under Policy OB/MU/2 in the Allocations and Development Management DPD, which was adopted in July 2013.

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Report available now

The final report is now available which you can download here


Extract from executive summary

Routes to Retrofit training

Wednesday 20th September, 2017

The next Routes to Retrofit training will take place on the 7th and 14th October at Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester. 

Run by Marianne Heaslip and Bill Taylor this ever popular course, taught by experienced industry professionals, supports you to navigate the construction industry, make the most out of your budget, learn to be a discerning customer and how to be a good client.

There are just 3 days left to get the early bird ticket price, which closes on the 23rd September. 



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Retrofit Champions training

We held another course at the URBED office in November 2016. Here are some images of our learners in action.

GLA Land Assembly Research

The Greater London Authority (GLA) wants to learn how cities in other countries have overcome the problems of land assembly. London needs to double the amount of new housing by building homes that are well designed and in neighbourhoods that are sustainable, for example close to railway stations and local amenities. A report is being prepared to look at models for how this has been achieved outside the United Kingdom.

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Academy of Urbanism Congress

Monday 11th September, 2017

Aarhus Congress – Innovation and experimentation in city making

This innovative Danish city, currently City of Culture, is leading new approaches to contemporary housing, neighbourhoods, and active, inclusive citizenship. By tearing up and re-writing the rulebook it is Rethinking and shaping a New Culture of Urbanism. A must visit event for all who care about cities and their communities.

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