Who are we?
We are a politically independent, not-for-profit organisation which thrives on bringing together both the current and next generation of urban leaders, thinkers and practitioners, as well as organisations and individuals who support our mission.
If you would like to help us to recognise, encourage and celebrate great places, and the people and organisations that create and sustain them, we encourage you to become a member of the Academy today. Simply have a browse of our membership types below and submit a quick and easy application today to us, it's really that simple.
If you have any membership question, please contact our Membership Coordinator Roshni Thakker on [email protected] who will be happy to help you.
Academicians are selected based on evidence of their making, shaping and sustaining thriving, distinctive places.
Potential Academicians can apply for membership or be nominated by an existing Academician. This process helps us ensure that the network remains both credible and active.
The Young Urbanist network is activated by students and early-career professionals that are keen to develop their knowledge of the principles, techniques and processes of good urbanism.
Young Urbanists are encouraged to network with their peers and Academicians, run their own Academy events including opportunities for Young Urbanists to present their ideas, collaborate on projects and share learning with Academicians.
For those who simply put, have an interest in Urbanism and engaging with like-minded urbanists.
They will be supporting our work to promote and encourage healthy, thriving and distinctive cities, towns and neighbourhoods. We will keep you in touch with our work and extensive calendar of talks, debates and discussions. You will gain free access to The Urbanism Hour and special member discounts for our events and publications.
From small community groups to large private companies, align your organisation with the work of the Academy and open up your colleagues to the principles and lessons to be learned from great places.
Benefits of joining
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|Access to the AoU Members Area||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Engage with Regions and Nations network||✓||✓||−||✓|
|Nominate new Academicians||✓||−||−||−|
|Discounted or free access to major AoU events||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Free access to The Urbanism Hour monthly webinar||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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|Get involved in The Urbanism Awards||✓||✓||−||−|
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|Participate in Diagnostic Visits||✓||−||−||−|
|Plan/ Chair or Speak at an online event||✓||✓||−||✓|
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|Influence the AoU areas of action and policy||✓||−||−||−|
|Monthly AoU newsletters||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Discounts on selected publications||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Full access to the AoU Learning materials||✓||✓||−||✓|
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|Use of the 'AoU' post-nominal letters||✓||−||−||−|