Learning Journey to Cuba

28 February – 8 March 2009
Camaguey, Cuba


Academy Launch 2009

2 March 2009
Brunswick Centre and The German Gymnasium, London

Study visit
Brunswick Centre and Kings Place
Learning from Place: King’s Cross Central
New Times / New Ways?


Learning from Place

3 March 2009
Ecobuild, Earl’s Court, London

Academy seminar with the The Urbanism Awards finalists for 2009.


European City of the Year Launch

31 March 2009
MIPIM, Cannes

Hosted by DTZ


The Havana Charrette

30 March – 3 April 2009
Havana, Cuba

With the Council for European Urbanism.


Launch of Placemaking 2009

31 March 2009

The Quality Streetscapes Conference with RUDI.


Academy Annual Congress IV

13 – 15 May

Exploring The Knowledge City: culture, science and place.


The Congress Dinner

15 May 2009
Discovery Museum, NewcastleGateshead

Including the announcement of the shortlist of The Urbanism Awards 2010.


Assessment Visits

July – September
UK, Ireland, Europe

Assessment visits to the three European Cities and three towns, neighbourhoods, streets and places.


Mid-Year Review & Reception

15 July 2009
70 Cowcross Street, London

Hosted by Alan Baxter Associates

Reviewing the past six-months’ activity and planning activity for the future.



23 – 24 July 2009

Seminar with the Creative Urban Regeneration Unit (CURe) in Portsmouth.



21 – 23 October 2009

South East England Symposium with the Historic Towns Forum.


RIAI Annual Conference

1 – 2 November 2009

Academy presence at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.


Learning from Europe

19 November 2009

Hosted by BDP

International seminar with the Finalists of The European City of the Year Award 2010 Bordeaux, Freiburg and Valencia.


The Urbanism Awards

11 November 2009
Church House, Westminster, London

Celebrating the Academy’s Great Places for 2012, as voted for by Academicians – featuring guest speaker Sir Terry Farrell AoU.


End of Year Review and Reception

14 December 2009
70 Cowcross Street, london

Hosted by Alan Baxter Associates

Reviewing the past year of activity and future plans.