Urban Design London (UDL) is a network organisation that helps all London authorities achieves better-designed environments, offering training and networking opportunities. UDL is supported by London Councils, Transport for London (TfL), Design for London (DfL) and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).
UDL is based on the premise that good urban design is about creating places people like - places that feel safe, comfortable and are accessible for everyone to use; places that can be valued by local communities, can flourish economically and make optimal use of their resources. UDL activities include:
- seminars, masterclasses, e-learning and learn-at-work sessions
- regular networking events where Authority officers and Councillors can meet, share experiences and support each other
- facilitating events for Design Champions
- an on line library of Urban Design books, guides and discussion documents
- an e-forum members can use to discuss issues of interest or pose questions.
Also in UDFQ 79: September 2007:
- A plethora of plebiscites?
- Book Review: Designing Australia's Cities
- Cost/benefit assessment of Melbourne 2030
- Sustainable cities
- Brisbane CBD in spotlight again
- From Urban Design to Urban Delivery –some trends from Europe
- How should public transport in Melbourne be organised?
- The Democrats say...
- Governor’s Island New York – visions for “The park at the centre of the world”
- Urban design and politics
- A view from that ‘other’ Commonwealth
- UDFQ #79: September 2007