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Urban Design Group Presentations

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Our sense of place and sense of direction

Kate Jeffery is Professor of Neuroscience, Faculty of Brain Sciences. UCL.

7mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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A collaborative framework for people friendly places

Katja Stille BA(Hons) DipArch MA(Arch) MA(UD) Assoc RTPI is a Director with Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Katja specialises in large scale projects, spatial strategies and design policy, working with public sector bodies, private landowners and their teams to develop masterplans and development frameworks to help bring forward development.

7mins

21 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Paul Reynolds is a Chartered Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and founding Director at Urben, a specialist urbanism and placemaking consultancy based in London, UK.

4mins

21 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Creating attractive, low traffic, low pollution streets to improve pedestrian routes.

David Harrison is from London Living Streets

8mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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Build to rent

Martin Ellerby is an architect with post graduate training in environmental urban design. Formerly with architects Shepard Robsons sustainability group, he joined Placefirst in 2011 to establish a new project specialising in high quality, low-energy, affordable build to rent homes.

15mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Town centre regeneration

Marcus Adams DipArch MA Urban Design RIBA, is Managing Partner of the architects, masterplanners and placemakers jtp, with responsibility for the strategic planning and management of the practice.

21mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Urban design in China

Michael Cowdy is a Director leading on urbanism with McGregor Coxall, a multi-disciplinary landscape practice based in Australia, China and the UK. With 80 awards, including the international TOPOS prize, the practice focuses on sustainable city development through design.

28mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Garden Cities

Philip Ross is co-founder and Chairman of the Garden Cities Alliance. Former mayor of Letchworth Garden City and co-author of the book 21st Century Garden Cities of To-morrow. He has been a leading advocate of the social principles of garden cities.

21mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Urban design and the psychology of cities

Chris Murray is the Director of Core Cities UK, a visiting Professor of Practice at Newcastle University and Honorary Fellow of the Heseltine Institute at Liverpool University.

15mins

2 Mar 2020

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Rail Growth

Simon Catton is Head of Masterplanning at the award winning architecture and urban design practice Weston Williamson and Partners

23mins

1 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Space Syntax.

Bill Hillier is Professor of Architectural and Urban Morphology in the University of London. Tim Stonor is an architect and urban planner

1hr 10mins

29 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Placecheck

Rob Cowan is an urbanist, a city planner, author and cartoonist

22mins

17 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Inclusion and diversity

Marion Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Urban Design at the University of Westminster. Her research has broadly focused on the relationship between social issues and their physical context, in particular the night time economy, sustainable communities and gender and cities.

14mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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City image or city life

Tim Pharoah MSc, MCILT, MCIHT, MTPS is a transport and urban planning consultant with more than 40 years experience of transport and land use planning, street design and urban regeneration.

46mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Manchester Northern Gateway

Maysa Phares is a Senior Urban Designer at Farrells, specialising in large scale mixed-use developments and residential led schemes. Manchester Northern Gateway is one of the UKs more ambitious regeneration projects.

7mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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A new vernacular

Spyros Katsaros is Director, Urban Design and Masterplanning with PRP. He has more than 14 years project experience across a diverse range of environments, densities and scales. He combines innovative yet contextual architecture and urban design with effective community and stakeholder consultation.

8mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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Land use

Daniel Ringelstein is Director of Urban Design and Planning at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) With experience in the US, Europe and SE Asia, he specialises in large scale urban regeneration from inception through to completion.

6mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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Transforming streets and public space

Amy Priestley is an urban designer and planner. She describes and illustrates an array of projects from the award winning Mini-Holland programme and the environmental, community and economic benefits

13mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Design innovation in the public realm

Iain Simmons is Assistant Director (Transportation) Department of the Built Environment at the City of London Corporation. He describes a range of projects that are transforming the use of public space.

9mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Manual for Streets. A Review

Andrew Cameron is an engineer and Director of Urban Design at WSP. He is co-author of national and international design guidance including Manual for Streets 1 and 2. He is a Built Environment Expert for The Design Council CABE.

21mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #20