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