Conferences Dubrovnik, Croatia

EU Sustainable Urbanism Conference

Urban Projects Bureau delivered a lecture on Urbanism and Citizen Empowerment at the
EU-sponsored Sustainable Urbanism conference in Dubrovnik in March 2013.

Client: Zelena Akeija – Green Action Croatia

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Conferences Architectural Association, London

Informal City - Design As Political Engagement

Urbanism & The Informal City research cluster explores the concept of the ‘informal’ as a parallel modality that shapes the urban condition.

Client: Urbanism and the Informal Research Cluster, AA

Conferences Nairobi, Kenya

Transparent Cities_Corruption & Urban Development

Working in collaboration with Transparency International, UPB have been developing a pedagogic model that addresses corruption and urban development.

Client: UN Habitat

Conferences Medellin, Colombia

UN World Urban Forum 7

Networking event at the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin.



UPB, together with Hawkins\Brown, Aecom, Creative Wit and the Architects Journal, are part of a think tank about the value of design intelligence in delivering good school buildings.


Design and the Informal City Research Cluster

UPB are part of the AA Research Cluster rethinking the spatial conditions of informal cities, run by Elena Pascolo, Alex Warnock-Smith and Jorge Fiori.

Client: The Architectural Association

Teaching Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Making Zuidas

UPB taught a design workshop in Amsterdam, developing integrated urban design proposals and spatial strategies for the Zuidas region of Amsterdam, February 2012.

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Teaching Recife, Brazil

Urban Mobility and Social Housing - International Urban Design Workshop, Brazil

Urban Projects Bureau teach an international urban design workshop in Recife, Brazil.

Teaching UNICA, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy


Elena Pascolo was a visiting professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

Guardian Cities #42: Medellín

UPB Contributes to the Guardian’s Stories of Cities, #42: Medellín

Conferences Abu Dhabi, UAE

UN World Urban Forum 10

Cities of Opportunities - Connecting Culture and Innovation.

Writing Central Saint Martins, London

Spatial Practices Book Launch

Edited by Mel Dodd, and published by Routledge, the book explores ‘spatial practices’ - a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban.

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Writing London

100 Projects UK CLT

UPB's Bradford Block at Graveney School featured in 100 Projects UK CLT

EventsEngagement Fairfields Hall, Croydon, London

A More Human Terrain

UPB’s report ‘A More Human Terrain’ has been submitted to the regeneration team at Croydon Council as part of public realm improvement being developed in the Fairfield area of Croydon.

Client: Croydon Council

EventsEngagement Canning Town, London

Glow House, A13 Green

Created as part of London’s first ever Light Night and situated within the centre of Canning Town’s rapidly changing town centre beneath the A13 flyover, ‘Glow House’ provides an informal discussion space for residents and visitors to record their own personal experiences and memories of Canning Town.

Clients: The Brick Box, Newham Council, Arts Council England and Bouygues Group

Engagement Kentish Town, London

Kentish Town Square

Kentish Town Square creates a new urban hub in north London, and a much-needed active heart for visitors to the area and the local community.

EngagementTeaching Unit 237, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, London

Elephant In The Room

A 10 day residency in Elephant and Castle shopping centre with MArch students from the University of Brighton.

EventsEngagement Wandsworth, London

Wandsworth Arts Festival

The Brick Box and UPB were appointed by Wandsworth Arts Festival to provide a dynamic interface for recording people’s impressions, ideas and responses to the arts festival, and to collect and represent key social and statistical data about the events.

Client: Wandsworth Arts Festival

EventsEngagement Thames Path, Nine Elms, London

Your River - Nine Elms Public Consultation

Urban Projects Bureau are working to provide a series of public engagement events for the Thames River Path in Nine Elms.

Clients: The Brick Box, Churchman Thornhill Finch Landscape Architects and Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership

EventsExhibitions RIBA, London

Ideas To Change British Architecture

Urban Projects Bureau were part of the prestigious Ideas to Change British Architecture exhibition at the RIBA February – April 2013.

Clients: RIBA and The British Council

EventsEngagementExhibitions The British Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy

Venice Biennale 2012, The Image Of The Architect