The Academy is built on the knowledge, experience and expertise of over 500 Academicians from across the public, private and third sectors. The membership is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, embracing planning and design, community and cultural development, engineering and property, policy and politics, academia, media and the arts.
How to become an Academician
Joining the Academy means engaging with a diverse network of individuals who are committed to promoting and sharing the lessons learned from good urbanism. Academicians are nominated by their peers and selected on the basis of their contribution to the making and shaping of places through a variety of professional and personal means. You can also nominate yourself by completing our application form.
If you would like to find out more about becoming an Academician, please get in touch with Zarreen Hadadi, Membership Executive, on +44 (0) 20 7251 8777 or by emailing [email protected]
Find out who our Academicians are
To search our Academicians, use the ‘Members’ link at the top of this page.
The Academy encourages active participation from Academicians through involvement in the development of our programmes, events and The Urbanism Awards.
Local Activity Convenors
A growing number of events and activities are organised by Academicians themselves. Each of our regions is represented by one or more Convenors, who meet to discuss ideas and help facilitate action on the ground.
David Kemp, Spawforths
Adrian Spawforth, Spawforths
Rob Tranmer, HCA
England – Midlands
John Best, John Best Re.Generation
Jon Phipps, Lathams
Stuart Turner, ST Architecture & Urban Design
Kevin McGeough, HCA