Letter in the Guardian

Monday 15th May, 2017

Nicholas Falk of the URBED Trust writes in the Guardian on Wednesday 10th May, in response to a piece by Polly Toynbee and David Walker:


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Should good urbanists avoid green fields?

Wednesday 26th April, 2017

Today David is chairing the Academy of Urbanism's sold out spring debate, taking place in London 6-8:30pm. This year the academy is examining the contentious issue of where to build. We will hear arguments for and against the motion ‘This house believes that good urbanists should generally avoid green fields’.

Speaking for the motion:

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Jane's Walk: Granby, Liverpool

Monday 24th April, 2017

Join Gemma and URBED's Marianne on Saturday 6th May for a 'Jane's Walk' around Granby in Liverpool. The walk starts at 2:30pm and will last for 1.5 hours. 

Terrace 21 is a partner in a consortium of housing bodies working together to refurbish the empty homes in the ‘four-streets area’ of Granby. Our tour will take us momentarily back in time as we stand at the gates of the historic Princes Park, and look down the grand boulevard of Princes Avenue, imagining the wealth and prosperity this maritime city became world famous for.

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Selby Paper Mill Exhibition

Wednesday 19th April, 2017

We will be in Selby on Wednesday 26th April, at the Cunliffe Centre for a public exhibition to consult on the emerging plans for the former Paper Mill site. 

1pm till 8pm, a drop in exhibition where, together with other members of the design project team, we will be at hand to discuss the scheme. More information can be found on the project blog website.

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Selby Paper Mill Public Consultation

We are hard at work preparing our consultation material for the Public Event organised for Wednesday 26th April, next week! 

We look forward to presenting our emerging masterplan and vision for the site with members of the local community, and to gather their feedback.

Feature in CIOB Construction, Research and Innovation

Wednesday 19th April, 2017

Nicholas Falk appeared recently in the Construction, Research and Innovation journal of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The feature, entitled 'Why the London Green Belt has to go', summarises Nick's recent work (alongside Jonathan Manns of Colliers) on establishing a case for housing to the west of London.  

Download the file here - the article starts at page 20. 

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India's Urban Futures

Tuesday 11th April, 2017

Organised by the URBED Trust in partnership with the Urban Design Group, this event on India's Urban Futures is due to take place in London on May 11th. 


Part 1 - India's Urban Futures Symposium and Workshop - 2.30-5.30pm at Marshalls Design Space

Part 2 - India's Urban Futures - Feed Back and Conclusions - 6-7.30pm at Marshall's Design Space

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Construction starts at Kipling Garages

Buxton Building Contractors have started construction at the site of former garages on the Kipling Gardens Estate in Bermondsey. Designed by Bell Phillips Architects alongside residents, they will be building 27 affordable apartments and maisonettes. As construction progresses we will be working on a further assessment of the project against the footprint sustainable investment policy, as well as producing home user guides. 

Decent housing a necessity for a healthy society

Tuesday 4th April, 2017

In Sunday's Guardian letters (2nd April 2017), Nicholas Falk of the URBED Trust responds to an earlier piece on house prices

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Selby Paper Mill

URBED were appointed by Rigid Group Ltd in January 2017 to review an extant outline planning application on their former paper mill site off

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