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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Guardian letters

Thursday 8th June, 2017

Nicholas Falk of the URBED Trust had another letter featured in the Guardian on Wednesday 31st May. 


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Article in Town & Country Planning

Wednesday 31st May, 2017

Nicholas Falk of the URBED Trust writes in the May edition of the Town & Country Planning magazine. Titled 'location, location location - funding investment in local infrastructure', Nick looks at how planning for housing and infrastructure can be linked together to get better value from public investment, by using multi-criteria analysis to assess strategic options and then by sharing the uplift in land values. 


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