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2020 Urbanism Awards Ceremony + Learning From Europe

November 27, 2019 @ 15:00 - 22:30 GMT

27 November 2019
15:00 Learning from Europe
17:30 The Awards Ceremony
7a Howick Place
London SW1P 1DZ

Join 200 urbanists from across Europe for a day of inspiration and celebration at this year’s Urbanism Awards Ceremony and Learning from Europe seminar.

Learning from Europe Seminar – 15:00-17:30
In advance of the final result, hear from senior representatives of our three European City of the Year Finalists, Porto, Sheffield and Utrecht. Be inspired by each city’s story of vision to transformation – covering innovations in housing, transport, governance, design and citizen participation – to become world-class cities. Details of the three speakers to be announced shortly.

Porto © Michaela Loheit

Sheffield © CresySusy

Utrecht © Carlos Perez

The Awards Ceremony – 17:30-22:30

We will then up the tempo for The 2020 Finalists Welcome, when Ian McMillan – poet, journalist, playwright, BBC broadcaster and the Academy’s Poet-in-Residence – will present, in his own inimitable style, the sonnets he has composed to celebrate each of our 15 awards finalists.

The winners of our five awards – The Great Town, Neighbourhood, Street and Place, and The European City of the Year – will then be announced. This will be followed by celebration and networking.

Open to all urbanists – bring your colleagues and clients

This is a great opportunity to share your enthusiasm for better urbanism with other enthusiasts in a lively atmosphere, enhanced by the remarkable setting of U+I’s stylish Victoria venue.

We hope you will join us for the whole event, and bring along colleagues and friends to share the excellent value that this year’s event will offer and find out more about the mission, achievements and activities of the Academy.

If you have an inquiry about the Urbanism Awards or the ticket booking, please get in touch with Olga Gaitani, Programmes Coordinator at og@academyofurbanism.org.uk or call us at +44 (0) 20 7251 8777.


November 27, 2019
15:00 - 22:30 GMT


7 Howick Place
London, SW1P 1DZ United Kingdom
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