Get involved

The Urbanism Awards Ceremony 2019

The Academy’s members are invited to play an active role in our programmes and development. Here are a number of ways our members get involved.

If you are a member and would like to participate, please get in touch.

Join an event

Events are open to all, with Members receiving booking discounts or free access. Visit our events page to find out what’s on, including our weekly online series ‘The Urbanism Hour’.

Attend Congress

Congress is an inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining opportunity to exchange ideas and hear leading-edge thinking from urbanists around the globe.

Speak at an event

Academicians and Young Urbanists are encouraged to speak at events including our weekly online Urbanism Hour. Contact Stephen Gallagher for information.

AoU Journal

Lend your expertise to the editorial and production of the Journal. Submit an article, assist with sub-editing or help to plan forthcoming content. More information

Awards Assessments

Underpin our knowledge about the elements behind great places by assisting or leading one of our assessment teams. More information

Be active in your area

Join or lead your local committee to promote the placemaking agenda through events, meetings and local initiatives. More information.

Communications and outreach

Raise the profile and influence of the Academy. Contribute to the strategic direction of our communications and outreach – from our website to relationships. Get in touch.

Board, Council, Scottish Advisory Group, Young Urbanist Steering Committee

The AoU Board and Council and the Young Urbanist Steering Committee play an important role in the running of the Academy. Members are notified when positions become available.

Learning and policy

Help to draw together and synthesise our learning from events and the Awards to inform and influence others on the principles behind great towns and cities. Get in touch.


The Young Urbanist Mentoring Scheme brings Academicians together with the next generation of place leaders. Offer your time to support, or express your interest in being supported.