Working with Regions, Cities and Towns
Planning for People and Places
From Vision and Masterplan to Design and Delivery
Cities are complex and dynamic social, economic and physical entities. Each place is unique and the way we design and plan urban places has a profound impact on people’s lives, society and the environment.
BDP Urbanism embraces these challenges and responsibilities with a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, engaging with cities, communities, developers and other stakeholders to inform decision making and to shape and deliver the places we live in.
For more information please download our Urbanism brochure.
Ikea's advertising campaigns vividly portray the unfolding of rich spatial narratives in ways that are seldom reflected in the strategies and visions of today's 'industry of urbanism'.
Planning director Anna Sinnott is one of the presenters for an intensive one-day course, organised by UCL Urban Laboratory, on university urbanism focusing on campus development and university-led urban regeneration.
Urbanism director Anna Sinnott explains how engaging local people is at the heart of what we do, making our expertise available to them and combining our design skills with their in-depth local knowledge to co-produce great streets and public spaces.
Research by the LSE Cities Unit recently concluded that whilst the average population growth of 200 world cities in the period 1990 to 2050 was likely to be 300%, the physical footprint of those cities would increase by 500%.
BDP works closely with artists and recent collaborations have been on projects such as Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, The Hive at Kew, Grosvenor estate in Mayfair and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
This year we have five projects shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards. We are delighted to have the most projects shortlisted than any other practice.
BDP has completed a new flagship building for Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP). The 70,000 sq ft Bright Building is the new headquarters for CityVerve, Innovate UK’s Internet of Things city demonstrator, as well as the home to various tech businesses.
Landscape architect director Mehron Kirk is a presenter at the annual DAAD festival in Bratislava.