On Tuesday 1st August we held a workshop at the council chamber at Allerdale Borough Council in Workington. Around 20 people from various parts of the flood recovery process in Cumbria attended. The county suffers from repeat and extensive flood events, most recently in the winter of 2015/2016. 

AECB conference 2017

Thursday 3rd August, 2017

The Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) National Conference 2017, which takes place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London on 15th September, will show how high quality homes can be delivered in volume.

The theme of the AECB National Conference is: Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet.

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Case study reports now available

Working with Carbon Co-op, the Community Green Deal project has pioneered a way of supporting homeowners to invest in making their homes warmer and more comfortable – while reducing their energy use by around half, in line with the UK’s climate goals.

Read the summary report here and the full version here.

Urbanism book launch in Aberdeen

Thursday 27th July, 2017

David recently attended the Urbanism book launch in Aberdeen. Here he is alongside Lord Provost of Aberdeen. 

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April Exhibition Summary Note

The team have been working on updating the illustrative masterplan and we have produced a short note to summarise feedback from the April consultation and explain how the masterplan has changed. This can be viewed under downloads >

Selby Paper Mill - April Consultation at the Cunliffe Centre


A mention in the AJ The Student Issue

Monday 24th July, 2017

We were really pleased to read Jonathan Orlek's review of students' work at the Sheffield School of Architecture, with a special mention of the studio work led by our John.

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The future is not what it used to be

Tuesday 18th July, 2017

In a piece on BD online David argues, as chair of the Academy of Urbanism, that we love predicting the future, but that we've lost the ambition to plan for it.

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Powering Down Together

Saturday 15th July, 2017

Our friends Carbon Coop have recently published a case study report of the pilot 'Community Green Deal' whole house retrofit programme - 'Powering Down Together' - a shorter s

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Videos from Indian Urban Futures event

Wednesday 12th July, 2017

A series of videos from the event run by the URBED Trust in partnership with the Urban Design Group are now available to view here.  


India's Urban Futures:  Transformation of urban form in north India The Haveli and the Villa

Sunand Prasad, past President of the RIBA and senior partner at Penoyre and Prasad


Smarter Urbanisation in Southern India

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Reflecting on "4x4 Manchester 2017"

Tuesday 13th June, 2017

Last month was the fourth year of our 4x4 events, arguably making it “4x4x4” if you’re as wedded to the concept as we are. The events are a series of fun and challenging talks about the urban environment, held on four consecutive Wednesday's in May.

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