Urbanism Awards winners announced

Urbanism Awards winners announced
The Academy of Urbanism has today announced the winners of the prestigious 2014 Urbanism Awards.

Marseille was the big winner on the day, coming in just ahead of Istanbul and Malmö to walk away with The European City of the Year Award.

The other winners were Cork in The Great Town Award, Glasgow’s West End in The Great Neighbourhood Award, London’s Lamb’s Conduit Street in The Great Street Award and Birmingham’s Custard Factory in The Great Place Award.

The Awards recognise the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments. Votes came from the Academy’s 500 members, who decide on a number of social, economic and environmental factors, including good governance and vitality.

The results have demonstrated that successful places involve a good network of committed partners and a long term vision that looks beyond political time-frames.

Kevin Murray, Chairman of The Academy of Urbanism, said:

“With these awards we are celebrating inspirational and heroic stories of places that are saved, turned around, rediscovered and rejuvenated. Great places don’t just happen, they are planned, shaped and supported by human endeavour.”

The winners are:

The European City of the Year –; Marseille

The Great Town Award –; Cork, Ireland

The Great Neighbourhood Award –; West End, Glasgow

The Great Street Award –; Lamb’s Conduit Street, London

The Great Place Award–; Custard Factory, Birmingham

For more information, interviews with winning entrants and awards ceremony photographs, call Stephen Gallagher on 020 7251 8777.

2014 Urbanism Awards finalists:

The European City of the Year (includes continental Europe and the UK and Ireland)

The Great Town Award

The Great Neighbourhood Award
Grand Canal Quarter, Dublin
Saltaire, Bradford
West End, Glasgow

The Great Street Award
Lamb’s Conduit Street,
North Street, Bristol
Park Lane, Poynton

The Great Place Award
Cathedral Square, Peterborough
Custard Factory, Birmingham
St Nicholas Market, Bristol