Urbanism Awards: Make a Nomination

Help us promote and learn from places that demonstrate positive social, physical and economic urbanism – nominate a great City, Town, Neighbourhood, Street or Place for an Urbanism Award.

2018 Urbanism Awards: Post-War Focus

This year we are encouraging nominations for good examples of places built or rebuilt since 1945, in order to be able to learn how they are transforming themselves to meet the same criteria by which we will be evaluating our other nominations from more established settlements.

What is your favourite new town or post war estate? What about a recent masterplan or high street redevelopment, or even one of the great cities rebuilt after wartime damage? They may not have been around for a thousand years, but we should still celebrate those places that have created good urbanism in an age when it was very much out of fashion.

Deadline for nominations for the 2018 scheme: 31 March 2017

Need some inspiration? View our Great Places slideshow (view on a mobile device)

What we look for

Old or new, large or small, we look for places that encourage a high quality of life and perform well in the following areas: Leadership and Governance, Local Character, Amenity, Commercial Success & Viability, Environmental Sustainability, Community Health and Wellbeing and Connectivity. More information.

How to nominate

Using the form below, please list the name of each nomination together with a paragraph outlining what you think we can learn from the candidate. Unfortunately, nominations without any reference to learning potential will not be accepted into the process.

Anywhere I can’t nominate?

Places that have reached our finalist stage before cannot be re-nominated for at least 10 years. Please visit our Awards map to find out which places these are, or view a complete list of our Past Finalists.


1. Write your nominations in the form below. Please also explain what we can learn from this place.

2. Press ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page to register them.

(If the nominations form does not appear directly below this line, click here)

Once you have clicked ‘Submit’, please scroll to the top of the page to see the confirmation message.