Voting open for The Urbanism Awards 2017


The Final Vote has now opened for the 2017 Urbanism Awards which will see our shortlist of three cities, towns, neighbourhoods, streets and places reduced to one winner in each category.

Voting follows a busy summer period during which teams of assessors from the Academy visited each finalist to meet representatives from the local authority, local businesses, citizens and community leaders. Their brief was to find out how each place is responding to its economic, physical and social challenges. Voting packs have been prepared for Academicians, which include for each place a number of images, a written summary, scoring and between 3 and 5 learning moments (key ideas, interventions or principles identified by our assessors).

Academicians will now cast their votes according to the Assessment Criteria and the Academy’s Manifesto.

The results of the voting will be announced at The Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of 16 November 2016 at U+I in Victoria, London.

In addition to the Ceremony, our three European City of the Year finalists – Copenhagen, Eindhoven and Montpellier will be delivering an international seminar at 15:00.

Academicians Vote Here

This year’s finalists are as follows:

The European City of the Year


The Great Town Award


The Great Neighbourhood Award

rsz_ashley_valeAshley Vale, Bristol
rsz_newhallNewhall, Harlow
rsz_ouseburnOuseburn, Newcastle

The Great Street Award

rsz_lark_laneLark Lane, Liverpool
rsz_newry_streetNewry Street, Banbridge
rsz_wood_streetWood Street, Walthamstow

The Great Place Award

rsz_greenwich_market-1Greenwich Market, London
rsz_leicester_marketLeicester Market, Leicester
rsz_viking_triangleViking Triangle, Waterford


For press and voting enquiries please contact Stephen Gallagher on either +44 (0) 20 7251 8777 or

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