The Urbanism Hour: European Initiatives

Exploring the role of the European Commission on urbanism in Europe
24 May 2024 1:00pm

Invitation: Places People Want to Live & Work

Hosted by the Danish Embassy
22 May 2024 9:00am
Members only

Young Urbanists Present: Visit to New Ground Co-Housing Community (FULLY BOOKED)

A visit to see how local authorities, planners, policy makers and housing developers have come together in practice.
18 May 2024 2:00pm

Create Streets Mixer for Young Urbanists

Special invitation to the Academy's Young Urbanist network
15 May 2024 6:30pm
Members only

YUs Present: Build Your Career in the Built Environment

Attend a panel and networking session for the next generation of urban thinkers and decision-makers to advance their urbanist careers.
9 May 2024 6:00pm

AoU Coffee Break

The AoU in Scotland virtual coffee break returns, with guest Susan Rintoul
2 May 2024 12:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Nature and the City

How nature-based solutions are delivering benefits for people and planet
26 Apr 2024 1:00pm

The Great Urbanism Team Quiz

Join us in Edinburgh to test your urbanism mettle!
11 Apr 2024 7:00pm

Shortlisting: European Cities

Academicians and Young Urbanists are invited to help decide our 2024 European City of the Year finalists at this online shortlisting session
22 Mar 2024 1:00pm

Shortlisting: Great Towns

Academicians and Young Urbanists are invited to help decide our 2024 Great Town finalists at this online shortlisting session
21 Mar 2024 1:00pm

Shortlisting: Great Neighbourhoods

Academicians and Young Urbanists are invited to help decide our 2024 Great Neighbourhood finalists at this online shortlisting session
20 Mar 2024 1:00pm

Shortlisting: Great Streets

Academicians and Young Urbanists are invited to help decide our 2024 Great Street finalists at this online shortlisting session
19 Mar 2024 1:00pm

Shortlisting: Great Places

Academicians and Young Urbanists are invited to help decide our 2024 Great Place finalists at this online shortlisting session
18 Mar 2024 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Urbanism and Climate Action (post COP28 / pre COP29)

An opportunity to reflect on the big global changes and climate action that will shape the way we work in the coming future.
15 Mar 2024 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: The Metropolitan Dimension

Enhancing governance, improving quality, increasing impact
23 Feb 2024 1:00pm

The John Thompson Memorial Lecture (SOLD OUT)

With speaker Sadie Morgan OBE at Cambridge University
13 Feb 2024 4:30pm

Members' Winter Party

Join fellow urbanists and beat the January blues!
31 Jan 2024 6:00pm
Members only

The Urbanism Hour: Transport & Placemaking

How can transport and highway design create better places?
26 Jan 2024 1:00pm

AoU in Scotland Christmas Drinks

Glasgow, Scotland
13 Dec 2023 6:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Festival

This festive Urbanism Hour will explore the impact and significance of festivals and major cultural / arts events on their host towns
8 Dec 2023 1:00pm

Young Urbanists Christmas Party

London, England
6 Dec 2023 6:00pm

The Carbon Challenge: What Can Built Environment Professionals Do?

An evening of presentations, discussion, and networking
28 Nov 2023 5:00pm

The Urbanism Hour - bumper edition: Learning from Europe

For this special edition of the Urbanism Hour we'll be joined by our 2023 European City of the Year finalists
17 Nov 2023 1:00pm

The Urbanism Awards Ceremony 2023

Join us as we crown the 2023 Urbanism Award winners, at the Blue Fin Building in the heart of London's Bankside.
8 Nov 2023 5:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Considerate Urbanism

A virtual lunch hour looking at the topic of considerate urbanism.
20 Oct 2023 1:00pm

Healthy City Design International (Event Partner)

Urban Renewal and Health Equity: Charting a sustainable path locally and globally
16 Oct 2023 8:00am

Assessment visit: Estepona, Spain

European City of the Year finalist 2023
2 Oct 2023 9:00am
Members only

Assessment visit: Exeter, England

European City of the Year finalist 2023
27 Sep 2023 9:00am
Members only

Assessment visit: Duke Street Dennistoun, Glasgow

Great Street Finalist 2023
26 Sep 2023 1:30pm
Members only

Assessment visit: Stromness, Orkney Islands

Great Town Finalist 2023
25 Sep 2023 10:00am
Members only

The Urbanism Hour: Adapt Now

A virtual lunch hour looking at how to adapt our urban centres into just and resilient places in the face of climate change.
22 Sep 2023 1:00pm

Assessment visit: Somers Town

Great Neighbourhood Finalist 2023
20 Sep 2023 12:00pm
Members only

Assessment visit: Balsall Heath, Birmingham

Great Neighbourhood Finalist 2023
19 Sep 2023 11:00am
Members only

Assessment visit: Spanish City, Whitley Bay

Great Place Finalist 2023
18 Sep 2023 1:00pm
Members only

Assessment visit: Belper

Great Town Finalist 2023
15 Sep 2023 10:00am
Members only

Assessment visit: Amersfoort, Netherlands

European City of the Year finalist 2023
13 Sep 2023 9:00am
Members only

Assessment visit: Gloucester Docks

Great Place Finalist 2023
12 Sep 2023 2:00pm
Members only

Assessment visit: Caernarfon

Great Town Finalist 2023
25 Aug 2023 10:00am
Members only

Assessment visit: Leith Shore

Great Neighbourhood Finalist 2023
18 Aug 2023 10:00am
Members only

Young Urbanist Summer Party '23

Meet your fellow Young Urbanists & Academicians at the Summer Party!
9 Aug 2023 6:30pm
Members only

Assessment visit: Claypits Local Nature Reserve, Glasgow

Great Place Finalist 2023
1 Aug 2023 1:30pm
Members only

Assessment visit: Venn Street, Clapham

Great Street Finalist 2023
27 Jul 2023 2:00pm
Members only

Assessment visit: St Peter's Lane, Canterbury

Great Street Finalist 2023
14 Jul 2023 2:00pm
Members only

The Liveable City

At the Danish Embassy in London
28 Jun 2023 9:00am
Members only

Congress 2023

Cambridge: Designing for the Future
21 Jun 2023 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Urbanism

A virtual lunch hour looking at healthy urbanism and the Wembley Park development
26 May 2023 1:00pm

Reimagining the Irish City and Town

What would a Charter for Sustainable Urbanism look like in an Irish context?
26 Apr 2023 9:00am

The Urbanism Hour: Planning Culturally for Sustainable Places

A virtual lunch hour looking at the transformation of cultural institutions into civic spaces, with case study Zorrotzaure, Bilbao
21 Apr 2023 1:00pm

Shortlisting: Towns and Cities

Join the Urbanism Awards shortlisting session for the European City of the Year and Great Town 2023
20 Apr 2023 1:00pm
Members only

Shortlisting: Neighbourhoods, Streets, Places

Join the Urbanism Awards shortlisting session for the Great Neighbourhood, Street, and Place 2023
19 Apr 2023 1:00pm
Members only

Sensing Place

What do our landscapes tell us about how we understand places and communities?
13 Apr 2023 6:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Evolution of Place with Integrity

A virtual lunch hour asking how we can encourage the evolution of place with integrity?
31 Mar 2023 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Business Improvement Districts

A virtual lunch hour looking at Business Improvement Districts
24 Feb 2023 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Arts & Culture

A virtual lunch hour looking at the importance of arts and culture in urbanism conversations
27 Jan 2023 1:00pm

Young Urbanist Winter Social

BDP, 16 Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4LJ
19 Jan 2023 6:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: Transforming the Urban Fabric

Transforming the Urban Fabric: What knowledge do we need to unleash the hidden potentials of cities? In collaboration with Henning Larsen.
9 Dec 2022 1:00pm

The Urbanism Awards Ceremony on London City Island

Our annual Awards event, this year with a bit of a twist.
23 Nov 2022 1:00pm

Urbanism Hour - Building Heights

A virtual lunch hour looking at planning and building heights
11 Nov 2022 1:00pm

Urbanism Hour - The Prospects and Promise of London

A virtual lunch hour in collaboration with Business LDN
21 Oct 2022 1:00pm

Healthy City Design 2022

The Next Frontier: Diversity, inclusivity and opportunity for all
10 Oct 2022 9:00am

Young Urbanists Present: Brixton Walking Tour

Exploring Brixton on foot with the Young Urbanists in collaboration with the Brixton Society.
1 Oct 2022 2:00pm

Young Urbanist Present: HerCollective

2022's Small Grant Scheme recipients have developed a workshop that encourages a critical analysis of public space with a gender-inclusive lens
27 Sep 2022 6:30pm

Urbanism Hour - Translations

Translations: Modern Architecture in Dublin & Proposed Decarbonising Zones in Ireland. In collaboration with O'Mahony Pike Architects.
23 Sep 2022 1:00pm

Young Urbanist Summer Party

It's been a busy year for our Young Urbanists so rightfully it's time to let their hair down and rejoice.
24 Aug 2022 6:30pm
Members only

Young Urbanist Walking Tour – Barking Town Centre

Exploring Barking on foot with the Young Urbanists, Members and Non-Members join us!
30 Jul 2022 11:00am

Young Urbanist Present: Urban Planning in an International Context

Supporting Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development for Rapidly Growing Cities
13 Jul 2022 6:30pm

The Urbanism Hour – Awards Special: The Civic Leaders

Join us for the last Thursday of June for this special Urbanism Hour session to hear from the finalists of this year’s Urbanism Awards.
30 Jun 2022 12:30pm

Young Urbanist Present: Post Pandemic, New World?

How has Covid redefined London's public spaces
4 May 2022 6:30pm

Let’s think again about health!

Exploring the role of urbanism in creating health
7 Apr 2022 10:00am

The Urbanism Hour / Awards Special: Urban Re-inventor

Nicholas Falk, Roger Madelin and Sue Riddlestone join us to discuss the role of the Urban Re-inventor.
1 Apr 2022 12:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: City Science and the application of data responsive design

The diversifying range and application of data across scales.
18 Mar 2022 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour specials: Learning from The Urbanism Awards

Join us the first Friday of every month for special Urbanism Hour sessions to hear from the finalists of this year’s Urbanism Awards.
4 Mar 2022 12:30pm

Young Urbanist Present: Barcelona - Superblocks

Join us to learn from Silvia Amoros, a former city planner for Barcelona’s Metropolitan Area who will explain Barcelona's superblocks.
23 Feb 2022 6:30pm

Urban Markets

Urban markets as economic, cultural and social drivers
27 Jan 2022 10:00am

The Urbanism Awards – Review

Academicians & Young Urbanists are invited to join the Academy's Urbanism Awards Review process, to contribute their ideas
25 Jan 2022 2:00pm

The Urbanism Hour

Maximising the value of infrastructure from place making and sustainability
3 Dec 2021 1:00pm

Young Urbanist Present The Role of Transformative Infrastructure in Levelling Up the UK

Presented by The Young Urbanists & The National Infrastructure Commission's Young Professionals Panel
30 Nov 2021 6:00pm

The Urbanism Awards 2021

Venue: Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT; Time: 17:00 - 20:30 GMT
24 Nov 2021 5:00pm

The Urbanism Hour / Changing the fate of Anglia Square

Robert Sakula and Henrietta Billings tell the story of campaigning and consensus-building at Anglia Square in Norwich
5 Nov 2021 1:00pm

AoU Regions & Nations call

5 Nov 2021 8:30am

Zero Carbon Ready? How the housing sector must respond to COP26

Delivering net zero through re-use, retrofit, and reconfigured neighbourhoods
20 Oct 2021 9:00am

Indian Urban Futures 4: How Eco Homes Can Contribute to Sustainable Urbanisation

A co-organised event looking at sustainable housing & urbanisation in the UK & India as part of the Bristol Housing Festival
12 Oct 2021 10:00am

Young Urbanist Present Cycle Tour of London - Past, Present and Future

Join the Young Urbanists for an exploration of London's Cycleway 27
2 Oct 2021 2:00pm

AoU Coffee Break, Scotland

16 Sep 2021 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour / Designing places for health and wellbeing

What impact can practitioners make in the design of new and renewed places?
3 Sep 2021 1:00pm

Regions & Nations Meeting

Catch-up for Academicians, Young Urbanists and Group Members who represent their area or region
6 Aug 2021 8:30am

AoU Coffee Break, Scotland

This week we will be joined by Francis Newton AoU who will discuss the AoU Awards.
5 Aug 2021 1:00pm

POSTPONED: Young Urbanists: Barcelona – Superblocks

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
22 Jul 2021 6:00pm

The Urbanism Hour: New communities and new principles

The pitfalls and pleasures of creating new communities and how design competitions can shape new principles
16 Jul 2021 1:00pm

AoU Coffee Break, Scotland

For this session we will be joined by Gemma Lawrence of Creative Carbon Scotland.
15 Jul 2021 1:00pm

Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework: Adapt & prosper – a vision for all?

Will the Spatial Framework and the Vision deliver for people and communities?
14 Jul 2021 2:00pm

Young Urbanists: What's in our mind (maps) today?

​Join us in our exploration of how smartphones influence the way we perceive and practice our urban environment.
7 Jul 2021 6:30pm

The Urbanism Hour / Missions: An approach for shaping urban transformation?

Mission-oriented innovation is a new approach to innovation policy, but will it solve the grand challenges?
2 Jul 2021 1:00pm

AoU Coffee Break, Scotland

This week we will be joined by Marc Cairns, Regional Lead for Scotland, Architecture LGBT+
1 Jul 2021 1:00pm

AoU Annual Congress – Responsive Cities

Explore issues around the pressure to deliver a positive place to live, to work and to play.
16 Jun 2021 12:00pm

AoU Regions & Nations call

4 Jun 2021 8:30am

The Urbanism Hour / The Power of a Different Perspective

This week we will be joined Martina Juvara from URBAN Silence and Joanna Chambers from Changing Cities.
28 May 2021 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour / Place-making is the easy bit!

This week we will be joined by Michael Calder from Phase 2 Planning Ltd and Mette McLarney from Bluepencil Designs.
21 May 2021 1:00pm

AoU Coffee Break, Scotland

The AoU Coffee Breaks are back for 2021, with an AoU Young Urbanist takeover.
20 May 2021 1:00pm

Rapid Transit and Urban Recovery

Lessons from recent metro systems in mid-sized European cities - Dublin, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Nottingham.
19 May 2021 9:00am

The Urbanism Hour / Delivering healthy places

Guest speakers; Andrew Taylor, from Countryside Properties and Michael Chang, fromPublic Health England
14 May 2021 1:00pm

AoU Regions & Nations call

7 May 2021 8:30am

AoU Coffee Break, Scotland

The AoU Coffee Breaks are back for 2021, with an AoU Young Urbanist takeover.
6 May 2021 1:00pm

The Urbanism Hour / Community as tenant

This week we will be joined by Justin Nicholls from Fathom Architects and Jennifer Mui from MRG Studio.
30 Apr 2021 1:00pm

3×3 Series – Play and the City

Join us for the last of 3 evenings in April to explore ideas under the overall theme of …and the City, as we gear up for Congress 2021 in June.
28 Apr 2021 5:30pm

The Urbanism Hour

23 Apr 2021 1:00pm

3×3 Series – Everyday and the City

Join us for the second of 3 evenings in April to explore ideas under the overall theme of …and the City, as we gear up for Congress 2021 in June.
21 Apr 2021 5:30pm

The Urbanism Hour / Moving London

In this session, we will hear from Alex Williams, Director of City Planning at Transport for London
16 Apr 2021 1:00pm

3×3 Series – Romance and the City

Join us for 3 evenings in April to explore ideas under the overall theme of …and the City, as we gear up for Congress 2021 in June.
14 Apr 2021 5:30pm

Everyone is an Urbanist

The Academy of Urbanism is pleased to invite you to join an online discussion, planned by the AoU members based in Northern Ireland.
25 Mar 2021 4:30pm
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