Croydon Urban Room Shortlisted for Planning Awards 2020

The London Borough of Croydon has been shortlisted for the Planning Awards 2020 for the Croydon Urban Room. Opened as a temporary space in a shopping centre in late-2019, the Croydon Urban Room ‘highlights the potential for council-led engagement to

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Croydon Urban Room Shortlisted for Planning Awards 2020

The London Borough of Croydon has been shortlisted for the Planning Awards 2020 for the Croydon Urban Room. Opened as a temporary space in a shopping centre in late-2019, the Croydon Urban Room ‘highlights the potential for council-led engagement to

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STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership)

STAMP is a groundbreaking stakeholder collaboration to protect, celebrate and animate the Shad Thames area. It creates an active and positive forum for local residents, local businesses and Southwark Council to work together to make the area a great place to live, work and visit.

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STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership)

STAMP is a groundbreaking stakeholder collaboration to protect, celebrate and animate the Shad Thames area. It creates an active and positive forum for local residents, local businesses and Southwark Council to work together to make the area a great place to live, work and visit.

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Live Works, Sheffield

Sheffield University School of Architecture’s urban room in Sheffield city centre, set up to engage local people in debate about the past, present and future of the city, and to support active local participation in the co-production of Sheffield’s buildings, streets and neighbourhoods.

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Live Works, Sheffield

Sheffield University School of Architecture’s urban room in Sheffield city centre, set up to engage local people in debate about the past, present and future of the city, and to support active local participation in the co-production of Sheffield’s buildings, streets and neighbourhoods.

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The Architecture Centre, Bristol

Bristol’s centre for design and the built environment: championing better buildings and places for people through exhibitions, events, learning and community engagement.

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The Architecture Centre, Bristol

Bristol’s centre for design and the built environment: championing better buildings and places for people through exhibitions, events, learning and community engagement.

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Urban Room Blackburn

A pop-up project by Blackburn is Open, which aims to support and inform the vision for Blackburn town centre. Throughout October 2014 and May 2015, Urban Room Blackburn hosted exhibitions, workshops, seminars and films, based around the historical development of Blackburn and the future planning of its night and day time economy.

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Urban Room Blackburn

A pop-up project by Blackburn is Open, which aims to support and inform the vision for Blackburn town centre. Throughout October 2014 and May 2015, Urban Room Blackburn hosted exhibitions, workshops, seminars and films, based around the historical development of Blackburn and the future planning of its night and day time economy.

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New London Architecture

An independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning and construction in the capital, with a core mission to bring people together to shape a better city. The NLA galleries host exhibitions and bring the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London.

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New London Architecture

An independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning and construction in the capital, with a core mission to bring people together to shape a better city. The NLA galleries host exhibitions and bring the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London.

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BermondseyStreet.London

An independent and nonpolitical voluntary group, providing a forum of discussion and positively promoting the interests of all sectors of the community.

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BermondseyStreet.London

An independent and nonpolitical voluntary group, providing a forum of discussion and positively promoting the interests of all sectors of the community.

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Hereford Civic Society

An independent local charity representing people who care about Hereford and its built environment.

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Hereford Civic Society

An independent local charity representing people who care about Hereford and its built environment.

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Urban Room Folkestone

An organisation which curates arts activity to coincide with the Folkestone Triennial as well as during inter-Triennial years. ff is expanding its hub into a space for creative practitioners to come together with the public to think creatively about the kind of town they want to live in.

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Urban Room Folkestone

An organisation which curates arts activity to coincide with the Folkestone Triennial as well as during inter-Triennial years. ff is expanding its hub into a space for creative practitioners to come together with the public to think creatively about the kind of town they want to live in.

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Sensing the City: An Urban Room

13 January 10.00am – 18 January 4.00pm 2020 The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry How can the human body be in measure of the city? How can a focus on human sensing enhance the habitability of urban life? What

Sensing the City: An Urban Room

13 January 10.00am – 18 January 4.00pm 2020 The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry How can the human body be in measure of the city? How can a focus on human sensing enhance the habitability of urban life? What

School of Architecture, Reading

The new School of Architecture at the University of Reading has used the idea of an urban room to inform the development of the new School. The idea of our urban room is a nexus for research involving the community, city and university.

School of Architecture, Reading

The new School of Architecture at the University of Reading has used the idea of an urban room to inform the development of the new School. The idea of our urban room is a nexus for research involving the community, city and university.

Urban Rooms Network Meeting at Team London Bridge

We had an inspiring network meeting last week at Team London Bridge. As well as sharing what we’d all been up to in our neighbourhoods, towns and cities across the UK we looked ahead towards what’s coming up this spring

Urban Rooms Network Meeting at Team London Bridge

We had an inspiring network meeting last week at Team London Bridge. As well as sharing what we’d all been up to in our neighbourhoods, towns and cities across the UK we looked ahead towards what’s coming up this spring

The new School of Architecture at the University of Reading join the network

The new School of Architecture at the University of Reading has used the idea of an urban room to inform the development of the new School. The idea of our urban room is a nexus for research involving the community, city

The new School of Architecture at the University of Reading join the network

The new School of Architecture at the University of Reading has used the idea of an urban room to inform the development of the new School. The idea of our urban room is a nexus for research involving the community, city

Chair of Urban Rooms Network speaks at The Farrell Review, 5 years on event at RIBA

‘Every Town and City should have an “urban room” as an exhibition space, a learning space, a community space, exploring our past and planning our future.’ Yesterday, the chair of the Urban Rooms Network, Diane Dever, took the trip up

Chair of Urban Rooms Network speaks at The Farrell Review, 5 years on event at RIBA

‘Every Town and City should have an “urban room” as an exhibition space, a learning space, a community space, exploring our past and planning our future.’ Yesterday, the chair of the Urban Rooms Network, Diane Dever, took the trip up

Introducing Dover Arts Development’s Urban Room!

DAD is committed to producing contemporary art of excellence, supporting artists’ practice, stimulating cultural activity and feeding into Dover’s economy. With values of inclusiveness, thoughtful partnership and emotional responsibility, DAD aims to strengthen communities and widen perspectives through creative thinking

Introducing Dover Arts Development’s Urban Room!

DAD is committed to producing contemporary art of excellence, supporting artists’ practice, stimulating cultural activity and feeding into Dover’s economy. With values of inclusiveness, thoughtful partnership and emotional responsibility, DAD aims to strengthen communities and widen perspectives through creative thinking

Introducing Dover Arts Development’s Urban Room!

DAD is committed to producing contemporary art of excellence, supporting artists’ practice, stimulating cultural activity and feeding into Dover’s economy. With values of inclusiveness, thoughtful partnership and emotional responsibility, DAD aims to strengthen communities and widen perspectives through creative thinking

Introducing Dover Arts Development’s Urban Room!

DAD is committed to producing contemporary art of excellence, supporting artists’ practice, stimulating cultural activity and feeding into Dover’s economy. With values of inclusiveness, thoughtful partnership and emotional responsibility, DAD aims to strengthen communities and widen perspectives through creative thinking

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting The Next Urban Room Network Meeting is on the 12th June, 2-4pm at Live Works, Sheffield.

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting The Next Urban Room Network Meeting is on the 12th June, 2-4pm at Live Works, Sheffield.

BM7 Presentations : Sophia de Sousa

Sophia de Sousa’s Big Meet 7 presentation on The Glasshouse Community-led Design.

BM7 Presentations : Sophia de Sousa

Sophia de Sousa’s Big Meet 7 presentation on The Glasshouse Community-led Design.

BM7 Presentations : Lewis Biggs & Diane Dever

Lewis Biggs and Diane Devers’ presentation on their work in Folkestone.

BM7 Presentations : Lewis Biggs & Diane Dever

Lewis Biggs and Diane Devers’ presentation on their work in Folkestone.

BM7 Presentations : Carolyn Butterworth

Carolyn Butterworth’s presentation from the Big Meet 7, which introduces the Urban Rooms Network and Live Works Sheffield.

BM7 Presentations : Carolyn Butterworth

Carolyn Butterworth’s presentation from the Big Meet 7, which introduces the Urban Rooms Network and Live Works Sheffield.

BM7 Presentations : Claire Tymon

Claire Tymon’s presentation on her project Blackburn Is Open from Big Meet 7. 

BM7 Presentations : Claire Tymon

Claire Tymon’s presentation on her project Blackburn Is Open from Big Meet 7. 

The Community Engagement Canvas

Our community engagement tool is allows you to ‘map’ your project, prompting key considerations, challenges, and opportunities. It is also helpful for reflecting on past projects, to glean lessons learnt and next steps.

The Community Engagement Canvas

Our community engagement tool is allows you to ‘map’ your project, prompting key considerations, challenges, and opportunities. It is also helpful for reflecting on past projects, to glean lessons learnt and next steps.

An engaging Big Meet #7!

On the 25th of April 2017, The Big Meet #7 : Engaging Communities in Place-Making, organised by the Urban Rooms Network, took place in UCL.

An engaging Big Meet #7!

On the 25th of April 2017, The Big Meet #7 : Engaging Communities in Place-Making, organised by the Urban Rooms Network, took place in UCL.

The Big Meet #7

The Urban Rooms Network are happy to announce that we will be hosting the Place Alliance’s The Big Meet 7: Engaging Communities in Place-Making. The event takes place Tuesday 25 of April 2017, 10.30am to 4.30pm, UCL Main Quad Pavilion and will feature talks, exhibitions, and a workshop showcasing Urban Rooms projects across the UK.

The Big Meet #7

The Urban Rooms Network are happy to announce that we will be hosting the Place Alliance’s The Big Meet 7: Engaging Communities in Place-Making. The event takes place Tuesday 25 of April 2017, 10.30am to 4.30pm, UCL Main Quad Pavilion and will feature talks, exhibitions, and a workshop showcasing Urban Rooms projects across the UK.

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting

The next meeting of the Urban Rooms Network is on 23rd February 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm in the Bugatti Building Seminar Room, Coventry University.  

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting

The next meeting of the Urban Rooms Network is on 23rd February 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm in the Bugatti Building Seminar Room, Coventry University.  

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting

The next meeting of the Urban Rooms Network is on Friday 9th December 2016, 12.00-2.00pm at Room LG01, Central House, UCL, London.  

Next Urban Rooms Network Meeting

The next meeting of the Urban Rooms Network is on Friday 9th December 2016, 12.00-2.00pm at Room LG01, Central House, UCL, London.  

An Urban Room for Tyneside

An Urban Room for Tyneside is an undergraduate architecture and urban planning student project from Newcastle University. Inspired by the Newcastle City Futures exhibition and event series students proposed designs for urban venues to enhance civic engagement in the built environment. This

An Urban Room for Tyneside

An Urban Room for Tyneside is an undergraduate architecture and urban planning student project from Newcastle University. Inspired by the Newcastle City Futures exhibition and event series students proposed designs for urban venues to enhance civic engagement in the built environment. This

Urban Rooms Network Meeting

The next meeting of the Urban Rooms Network  will be hosted by Blackburn Urban Room and is on Thursday 14th July 2016, 2.00-4.00pm at BB1 for Life, 72 Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA. Come and help us celebrate the first year of

Urban Rooms Network Meeting

The next meeting of the Urban Rooms Network  will be hosted by Blackburn Urban Room and is on Thursday 14th July 2016, 2.00-4.00pm at BB1 for Life, 72 Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA. Come and help us celebrate the first year of

Urban Room Blackburn

The next Urban Room Blackburn, which will be taking place from 20th June to 26th July 2016. Urban Room Blackburn is a month-long public programme of ideas, conversations, art, workshops and exhibitions about Blackburn’s architecture and public spaces.

Urban Room Blackburn

The next Urban Room Blackburn, which will be taking place from 20th June to 26th July 2016. Urban Room Blackburn is a month-long public programme of ideas, conversations, art, workshops and exhibitions about Blackburn’s architecture and public spaces.

Resources from Historic England

A list of resources available from Historic England, the public body that looks after England’s historic environment.

Resources from Historic England

A list of resources available from Historic England, the public body that looks after England’s historic environment.

Next URN meeting

Our next URN meeting will be on Monday 22nd February, 2 – 5pm at Farrells, 7 Hatton Street, London, NW8 8PL.

Next URN meeting

Our next URN meeting will be on Monday 22nd February, 2 – 5pm at Farrells, 7 Hatton Street, London, NW8 8PL.

Newcastle City Futures: People, Place, Change

A pop-up exhibition and series of public forum events held at the Newcastle Guildhall in June 2014, which engaged more than 2,500 people and generated more than 100 comment cards and ideas for the future development of Newcastle.

Newcastle City Futures: People, Place, Change

A pop-up exhibition and series of public forum events held at the Newcastle Guildhall in June 2014, which engaged more than 2,500 people and generated more than 100 comment cards and ideas for the future development of Newcastle.

Church Street Urban Room, Westminster

A seven week temporary urban room held in September-October 2015 as part of a process to develop a neighbourhood plan for the area. A former shop unit at 99 Church Street was transformed into a part event, part exhibition, part community space, with over 1000 visitors.

Church Street Urban Room, Westminster

A seven week temporary urban room held in September-October 2015 as part of a process to develop a neighbourhood plan for the area. A former shop unit at 99 Church Street was transformed into a part event, part exhibition, part community space, with over 1000 visitors.

Urban Rooms Network #4

Our last URN meeting was held on 2nd December 2015 at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University.

Urban Rooms Network #4

Our last URN meeting was held on 2nd December 2015 at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University.

Newcastle City Futures 2065 Report

A report exploring the future of cities over the next 50 years by looking in detail at the prospects for Newcastle as a test bed for this new methodology.

Newcastle City Futures 2065 Report

A report exploring the future of cities over the next 50 years by looking in detail at the prospects for Newcastle as a test bed for this new methodology.

Imagine Castlegate

This book showcases design and engagement work done by the University of Sheffield in the Castlegate area of Sheffield in 2014/15. Highlighting work from Sheffield School of Architecture, the books showcases projects which were produced in collaboration with local community

Imagine Castlegate

This book showcases design and engagement work done by the University of Sheffield in the Castlegate area of Sheffield in 2014/15. Highlighting work from Sheffield School of Architecture, the books showcases projects which were produced in collaboration with local community

SSoA Mobile Participation Hub

Sheffield School of Architecture’s new mobile classroom, designed to move around the city and facilitate place-specific engagement of people and communities in conversation about architecture.

SSoA Mobile Participation Hub

Sheffield School of Architecture’s new mobile classroom, designed to move around the city and facilitate place-specific engagement of people and communities in conversation about architecture.

ReMake Castlegate

A project to explore the past, present and future of the Castlegate area of Sheffield with local people, through the use of a large model which can be made and remade by many hands.

ReMake Castlegate

A project to explore the past, present and future of the Castlegate area of Sheffield with local people, through the use of a large model which can be made and remade by many hands.

New London Model

A 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London based in the New London Architecture galleries, which brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a sophisticated projection system integrated with films.

New London Model

A 1:2000 scale interactive model of central London based in the New London Architecture galleries, which brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a sophisticated projection system integrated with films.

Doncaster Toolkit

An educational resource aimed at inspiring young people in Doncaster to engage with their built environment in their everyday life, and be actively involved in the town’s development.

Doncaster Toolkit

An educational resource aimed at inspiring young people in Doncaster to engage with their built environment in their everyday life, and be actively involved in the town’s development.