Voting open for The Urbanism Awards

The Final Vote has now opened for the 2016 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 6 November 2015 at the prestigious Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

In addition to the Ceremony, our three European City of the Year finalists – Bologna, San Sebastián and Stockholm – will take part in an international seminar on the evening of 5 November 2015.

This year’s finalists are as follows:

The European City of the Year

san-sebastian-1460San Sebastián

The Great Town Award


The Great Neighbourhood Award

devonshire-1460Devonshire Quarter, Sheffield
hastings-old-town-1460Hastings Old Town
hulme-1460Hulme, Manchester

The Great Street Award

cairnstreet-1460Cairns Street, Liverpool
deptford-high-1460Deptford High Street
oliver-plunkett-1460-2Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork

The Great Place Award

irvine-harbour-1460Irvine Harbour, Irvine
peace-bridge-1460Peace Bridge / Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry
scale-lane-1460Scale Lane Bridge, Hull


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

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