We are delighted to announce that the 2020 RIBA publication The Urban Block: A Guide for Urban Designers, Architects and Town Planners by Chloe Street Tarbatt and Jonathan Tarbatt has won the Urban Design Group Awards for publication in 2021.
Chloe Street Tarbatt is an architect and Lecturer in the Kent School of Architecture and Planning. She teaches and leads architectural design modules across the BA and MArch programmes and runs the ‘Architectural Pedagogy’ module. Her research focuses on how human interaction and quality of life can be improved through architectural and urban design – a key theme in The Urban Block, which describes the history and features of the urban block, a vital element in the world of urban design, and provides practical design advice for creating better masterplans.
‘We are delighted to have won this salubrious UDG award, and feel especially honoured for our book to have been selected from such a strong shortlist of long-esteemed academics,’ says Chloe on receiving the award. ‘We are most grateful to Alex White at RIBA Publishing for his support and nominating our publication, and to our fantastic graphic designer, Sarah-Louise Deazley. Also to Kent School of Architecture and Planning who provided me a term’s study leave in January 2019 to make this publication possible.’
The Urban Design Group (UDG) is a membership charity focused on quality of life in cities, towns and villages. It believes that good urban design depends upon successful collaboration between all those who shape the built environment, whatever their professional or personal background.