urbanism: a compendium of 75 finalists for the urbanism awards 2007-13 by David Rudlin, Rob Thompson and Sarah Jarvis

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rtu. RobThompsonUrbanism is an Urban Design and placemaking Consultancy. 

Based in Sheffield, but operating across the country, RobThompsonUrbanism offers a variety of services aimed at creating more attractive, robust and sustainable places.   

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December 04, 2019

Rob appointed to provide urban design advice to NW Leicestershire District Council

Rob has been appointed by NW Leicestershire District Council to provide urban design advice across the district. 

The appointment seeks to continue the hugely successful award-winning work undertaken in recent years and maintain the emphasis on placemaking and design quality while integrating issues of health and well being and climate change. 

May 08, 2019

rtu. has opened an office in Sum Studios

rtu. rob thompson urbanism has moved to the wonderful Sum Studios in Heeley, Sheffield. 

A beautifully restored former Victorian Board School, rtu. joins a community of creative businesses, freelancers and innovators. 

November 22, 2018

Associate Lecturing role at Sheffield Hallam University

Rob Thompson has been asked to take on an Associate Lecturer role within the Msc Urban Planning course at Sheffield Hallam University. 

Rob will be providing design crit advice during the Urban Design Project, and also provide support to students in the Consultancy Module. 

November 16, 2018

Harpenden Public Halls Design Charrette

rtu. has been asked to work on a Design Charrette for Harpenden Public Halls with Kevin Murray Associates, on behalf of St Albans City and District Council. 

October 24, 2018

Warrington Central 6 Masterplan

​rtu. has been appointed in partnership with Kevin Murray Associates, Peter Brett and CLES to produce an aspirational masterplan to transform a number of deprived wards within the centre of Warrington. 

The project will look at short and long term initiatives and interventions to address challenges and realise opportunities within central Warrington, enhancing placemaking, improving connectivity and boosting health and well being. 

March 02, 2018

Westfield Big Local

rtu. Rob Thompson Urbanism is working with the Academy of Urbanism on developing a pilot project with Westfield in Sheffield and Local Trust as part of the Big Local programme.

More to follow.

March 09, 2018

Aireborough AoU diagnostic workshop

Rob has been asked to coordinate and participate in a diagnostic workshop on behalf of the Academy of Urbanism for Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum in Leeds. 


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