Directeur, URBED (Urbanism Environment and Design)

David Rudlin manages URBED (Urbanism Environment and Design) and also a director of the URBED Trust. He is a planner by training and started his career with Manchester City Council with responsibility for the early stages of the redevelopment of Hulme. He was also secretary of the Homes for Change housing cooperative, responsible for commissioning one of the flagship buildings of the Hulme Redevelopment. He also co-wrote the Hulme Guide to Development.He joined URBED in 1990 to manage the BURA award-winning Little Germany Action project in Bradford. Since then he has managed a range of high profile consultancy projects including the Oldham Beyond Vision and the Selby Renaissance Charter for Yorkshire Forward. He has also been responsible for private sector masterplans such as Temple Quay 2 in Bristol, The New England Quarter in Brighton and the 4,500 home Southall Gasworks masterplan in West London.He is the author of a number of research reports including '21st Century Homes' for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 'Tomorrow a peaceful path to urban reform' for Friends of the Earth and 'But would you live there?' for the Urban Task Force. This writing is summarised in a book for the Architectural Press. The second edition 'Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood' was published in 2009 and was described by Richard Rogers as 'the best analysis (he) had read of the crisis facing the contemporary city' and has also been published in China. Some of David's writings are also available on his Climax City blog. David was a member of the CABE design review committee from 2002 to 2005 and a trustee of CUBE (the Centre for the Understanding of the Built Environment) in Manchester from 1999 to 2005. He is Chair of Beam in Wakefield, joint Chair of the Sheffield Design Panel and a founder Academician of the Academy for Urbanism.

David recently won the 2014 Wolfson Economic Prize, answering the question 'How would you deliver a new garden city which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?’


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