“We are the advance guard of BDP; we understand and promote great places through ambitious yet deliverable plans, strategies and development advice.” Francis Glare, chair of planning
We provide a comprehensive urban planning service and our broad project experience covers all areas of the planning system and all stages of the development process. We devise strategies to deliver complex solutions for urban regeneration, masterplans and development frameworks. Our expertise in formulating planning policies also contributes to ensuring we deliver inspiring and high quality places, spaces and buildings.
Our clients include public and private sectors and a range of landowners, developers, investors and occupiers.
Anna is one of our town planners in London studio. In this short video she tells us about her career in BDP.
Thirty minutes of physical activity every day is being promoted as a goal to help keep us fit and healthy. Andrew Tindsley hopes the urbanism team’s work in places such as Cornmill Gardens, Ladywell Fields, Green Spine Church Street and Hoe Stream will help those who use them hit the target.
How do you define urbanism to a complete stranger? London studio’s Martin Savage wonders if we should even try to brand landscape architecture, town planning and urban design together when the disciplines embody such an array of skills and talents and for such different environments.
Francis Glare acknowledges the tremendous pressure on cities with an apparent rural exodus that is driving migration and challenging city planners with the task of delivering bigger cities quickly, but wonders if rapid urbanisation produces good places to live and the great cities of the future.
Manchester studio’s Rodrigo O’Malley asks if our current housing crisis is, in many aspects, a reflection of our professional failure to critically engage with space and society.
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.
Head of Urbanism Francis Glare looks at how our experience of working in India is informing our masterplans with an emphasis on infrastructure and retrofitting and lower density neighbourhoods.
Planning director Anna Sinnott has been invited to speak for the I am Visible initiative during the week celebrating International Women’s Day.
Nippon Koei President Ryuichi Arimoto talks about the collaboration between BDP and Nippon Koei and the joint vision to be the world’s leading integrated architecture, design and engineering firm delivering world class design solutions which enhance the communities they serve.