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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Studio Arrival City

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Thu, 07/06/2017
  • Architecture
  • Research
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This year John's MArch studio at Sheffield School of Architecture was based in Offenbach, Germany and explored the concept of Arrival Cities.

“A great and final shift of global population is upon us. We will end the century as a wholly urban species.”Habitat III, Sanders, D

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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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Environmental cost of flood recovery

In summer 2017 we were awarded a research contract led by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) as part of their Rebuilding Together project, funded by the Big Lottery. The research evaluated the environmental cost of the current industry response to refurbishment after flooding. 

The aims of the study were to:

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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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Third 4x4 event - Tonight!

Wednesday 24th May, 2017

Tonight we will be hosting our third "4x4 Manchester 2017" event at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

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