Shortlist Announced – 2018 Urbanism Awards

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We are delighted to present the 50 places selected by our panel for the 2018 Urbanism Awards. The panel of Academicians met on Wednesday 5 April 2017 to decide 10 nominations per category. The categories include The Great Town, Great Neighbourhood, Great Street and Great Place in the UK and Ireland, as well as European City of the Year.

These 50 places will be whittled down to 3 finalists from each category at the Urbanism Awards Finalists Selection on Wednesday 26 April. This year we are particularly focusing on 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 evaluate more established settlements.

The 15 finalists will be announced at The Academy Spring Debate, following the Finalists Selection on the same day.

The winners will then be announced at our Urbanism Awards Ceremony in November 2017.

European City of The Year
1. Bilbao, Spain
2. Dortmund, Germany
3. Ghent, Belgium
4. Ljubljana, Slovenia
5. Nottingham, England
6. Tampere, Finland
7. Treviso, Italy
8. Utrecht, Netherlands
9. Vienna, Austria
10. Zurich, Switzerland

The Great Town
1. Corby, Northamptonshire
2. Coventry, Warwickshire
3. Craigavon, County Armagh
4. Croydon, London
5. Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
6. Cwmbran, Torfaen
7. Harlow, Essex
8. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
9. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
10. Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Great Neighbourhood
1. Barbican and Golden Lane Estates, London
2. Byker, Newcastle
3. Crown Street, New Gorbals, Glasgow
4. Falls Road, Belfast
5. Greenwich Millennium Village, London
6. J3, Bristol
7. Park Central, Birmingham
8. Park Hill, Sheffield
9. Smithfield Market, Dublin
10. Trumpington, Cambridge

The Great Street
1. Causeyside Street, Paisley
2. Cromer Street, London
3. Grafton Street, Dublin
4. High Street, North Berwick
5. Humber Street Fruit Market, Hull
6. Hyndford Street and Cyprus Avenue, Belfast
7. Kirkgate, Leeds
8. Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham
9. Stretford Road, Hulme
10. Wind Street, Swansea

The Great Place
1. Bond Street, Chelmsford
2. Brunswick Centre, London
3. Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
4. Garden of Reflection, Derry~Londonderry
5. Milton Keynes Central, Milton Keynes
6. Princes Square, Glasgow
7. Regent Circus, Swindon
8. Spinningfields, Manchester
9. Town Square, Stevenage
10. Wapping Wharf, Bristol
 
 
For more information about the Urbanism Awards and for press enquiries, please contact Delano Bart-Stewart on email or visit academyofurbanism.org.uk/awards/

There are 3 comments

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    […] The Academy of Urbanism announced the shortlist for the 2018 Urbanism Awards. The Urbanism Awards are the Academy’s primary platform for recognising the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments. The panel of Academicians met on Wednesday 5 April 2017 to decide 10 nominations per category. The categories include The Great Town, Great Neighbourhood, Great Street and Great Place in the UK and Ireland, as well as European City of the Year. These 50 places will be whittled down to 3 finalists from each category at the Urbanism Awards Finalists Selection on Wednesday 26 April. For more information see: The Academy of Urbanism  […]

  2. Pam Cruickshank

    As a child my world was Paisley, it was my Oxford Street and Westminster. Architecture, culture and history worthy of its place here.

  3. Marie Kirbyshaw

    ‘The great town’ has to be Milton Keynes – designed to be so 50 years ago and living up to the original vision.

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