Finalists Announced for 2015 Urbanism Awards

The Academy of Urbanism is delighted to announce 15 places voted by Academicians to progress to the next stage in the Urbanism Awards.

The Awards, which celebrate and learn from great placemaking, cover five categories of scale, including European City of the Year and Great Town, Neighbourhood, Street and Place.

The results were announced by key speakers including Mayor George Ferguson at the Academy’s Congress Dinner, which took place aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

The Academy will now establish relationships with key stakeholders in each of the 15 places prior to a summer assessment visit.

The Finalists for the 2015 Urbanism Awards are:

THE EUROPEAN CITY OF THE YEAR

Aarhus (Denmark)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Turin (Italy)

THE GREAT TOWN AWARD

Aberystwyth (Ceredigion, Wales)
Beverley (Yorkshire, England)
Bury (Lancashire, England)

THE GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD AWARD

Broughty Ferry (Dundee, Scotland)
Devonport (Plymouth, England)
Holbeck Urban Village (Leeds, England)

THE GREAT STREET AWARD

Bridge Street (Taunton, Somerset, England)
High Street Berkhamsted (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England)
Elwick Road (Ashford, Kent, England)

THE GREAT PLACE AWARD

Bishops Square (Spitalfields, London, England)
Christmas Steps (Bristol, England)
St Pancras Station (London, England)

For more information on the Awards process, or for press enquiries, please contact Stephen Gallagher [email protected]; +44 (0) 20 7251 8777