Sheffield Urban Design Week

Sheffield Urban Design Week is an annual series of events bringing together built environment practitioners, students, local residents and anyone with an interest in the shape of the city.

Sheffield Urban Design Week will take place between Thursday 16th October to Saturday 25th October 2014.

This includes the presentation of the Sheffield Design Awards on Friday 17th October.

You can view the full programme of events and sign up at


Sheffield Civic Trust is holding its


on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 6.30pm at

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S1 4FW. (view on map)

Following the Election of Trustees and Executive Officers for the year ahead, there will be an opportunity to hear about the Trust’s work with RIBA Yorkshire on the Sheffield Design Awards 2014, which seeks to celebrate the best in design and architecture in the last five years years.

We’ll also discuss our plans to develop the Trust, to build our membership and deliver an associated programme of events, such as Heritage Open Days 2014 (11-14 September 2014), Urban Design Week (16-23 October 2014), our FutureCity discussions and design review of significant development proposals across the City.

Finally, there will also be a brief presentation on the Green Belt, which presently defines the extent of the Sheffield urban area, including an update on anticipated timescales for the City Council’s production of the Sheffield Local Plan.


FutureCity: Future Retail

The Sheffield Civic Trust is pleased to announce the first of a number of panel discussions planned around the future of  Sheffield city centre.

FutureCity: Future Retail – Join the SCT panel discussion, which aims to highlight some informed and creative thinking about the future of retail development in the city centre.  Irena Bauman will speak about how retail is unsustainable and the resilience of trading. Simon Parris will leap from talking about temporary usage to a future scenario that looks forward to 2035 after HS2 has been established at Meadowhall and the Lower Don Valley is flourishing.  After the speakers’ presentations the floor will be open for discussion.

We hope that the debate might include issues such as:

What might be the alternatives for the city ‘post-Sevenstone’?

What is viability of a dedicated city centre retail district in the digital age?

Can more ‘pop-up’ and temporary uses be part of a sustainable solution?

What other new events and uses might complement city centre retail and offer an attractive alternative to out-of-town shopping?

Our Panel members are Irena Bauman (Bauman Lyons Architects) and Simon Parris (University of Sheffield Town and Regional Planning).

To book your place please go to

Entry FREE for members of SheffieldCivic Trust and those in full time education.  A £5 charge will be levied for others on the door to help cover the cost of holding the event