Postcards from the future

Postcards from the future Nicholas Falk writes up his impressions of cities he has visited on conferences and study tours that offer lessons for the future, along with pictures of relevant projects. There are now over thirty places that have been covered, which range...

Cambridgeshire Quality Charter

Cambridgeshire Quality Charter A contract from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority involved assessing the value of Design Review, the meaning of social cohesion, and the most practical way of assessing the performance of new communities. A refreshed...

Smart Cities

Smart Cities: Learning from the pioneers A contract from a major Chinese housing developer, following on from visits to exemplary projects in England, reviewed the meaning and application of ‘smart growth’ principles to urban development. A presentation was given in...

Land Assembly

Land Assembly   Winning a contract from the Greater London Authority enabled URBED to draw lessons from how cities in other countries assemble the land needed to build housing. Other related work on land value capture has been commissioned by the UK 2070 Commission...

URBED 40th

URBED 40th   Events around the country, including Cambridge and Birmingham as well as Manchester and London, enabled the impact of URBED’s work to be reviewed by some of the leading practitioners we have worked with. Themes included the reuse of old buildings, the...

Learning from good practice

Learning from good practice The URBED Trust is a not for profit company with charitable aims set up to promote research into the future of urban areas, and to disseminate best practice. Registered England & Wales, company number 01826806. Contact us London...