Working with regions, cities and towns planning for people and places from vision and masterplan to design and delivery.
BDP’s urbanists undertake masterplanning, urban design, town planning and landscape design projects for clients worldwide.
Our experience ranges from the scale of the region and the metropolis to that of quarters, districts, neighbourhoods and the individual urban blocks, streets and spaces that make up the cities we inhabit. BDP’s design led multidisciplinary approach creates places for people; that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and also culturally appropriate to each location where we are invited to work.
We work collaboratively with clients and communities to understand local aspirations and context and then to bring forward shared visions and, ultimately, to deliver new urban environments that are welcoming and inclusive. Through BDP Cities we also invest in research and debate about the future of cities and urban spaces.
We aim to provide world-class solutions, using our renowned and highly experienced urbanism teams comprising urban designers, town planners, landscape architects, masterplanners, engineers and sustainability experts. With urbanism teams based in each of our studios, we can combine local presence and knowledge with the best of BDP’s wider network of experts, to ensure the right skills and experience for every project.
Our urbanism team operates as an independent consultancy. Here are some of the clients and partners with whom we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. As you will see our clients span the globe and cover both public and private sectors and are from many different and varied organisations. Clients list.
We deliver the highest quality on time and in budget as attested by our many international awards. Please see the list of our awards in the Urbanism sector.
Retail regeneration transforms Liverpool city centre. We masterplanned a 42-acre area of Liverpool, creating a mixed-used development of new and refurbished buildings, streets and spaces.
The aspiration is to create a dynamic commercial destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
Design proposals for the regeneration of the Avon River Precinct in earthquake damaged central Christchurch
We were invited to submit a masterplan for a competition for the redevelopment of Kuala Lumpur’s Sungai Besi airport and its surroundings.
A masterplan for a new district at the heart of Gothenburg’s River City strategy for the growth of the city through the regeneration of former docklands.
BDP is creating a sustainable masterplan for Salmiya district to keep it car-friendly, but also flexible for future growth.
BDP produced a masterplan for a mixed use township extending over 300 acres on ex agricultural land next to the national motorway, on the western outskirts of Kolkata at Howrah.
Mixed-use city centre scheme sparks Belfast renaissance. Our scheme harnessed the very latest retail thinking — incorporating pedestrian-friendly open and covered streets, penthouse apartments and modern entertainment spaces.
Nick is a principal, chair of the landscape architecture profession and leads the London studio urbanism team.
Since joining BDP in 2000, Martin has been involved in the design and delivery of a range of masterplanning, urban design, regeneration and landscape projects.
Steve is a town planning and urbanism director in our Manchester studio.
Manisha is the business director and head of our India studio, responsible for business and design strategy for BDP’s work across the region.
To find out more about our Urbanism team's work and recent projects have a look at their latest brochure.
David Rudlin, the former director of URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design) has joined BDP as Urban Design Director.
The transformation of grade II listed Grosvenor Square in London has been unanimously given the green light by Westminster City Council.
BDP has been appointed by The Super Slow Way to design and develop the vision for a linear park in East Lancashire - an exciting, pioneering programme of change for a 23-mile section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
As urban designers, we have to recognise that our cities and economies are battling on a number of fronts. In 2021, the World Economic Forum identified environmental degradation as the top long-term risk and climate action failure as the second most likely long-term threat to growth.
Global, interdisciplinary design consultancy, BDP has won an international competition to complete the urban design of the New Pujiang Centre in Shanghai, China.
The Biospheric Foundation is a group of young researchers with a vision to change the way cities and communities interact to create a more sustainable way of living.
The first phase of our transformation of a post-war housing estate in Woking, Surrey, is now complete with work on the second phase underway.