25 years on from the publication of Francis Tibbalds’ inspirational book “Making People-Friendly Towns”, join us to celebrate his life and influence on urban design.
  • How have his people-friendly principles shaped our towns and cities?
  • How can they continue to inspire us to create better places in the digital age?
Francis Tibbalds believed strongly in engaging everyone in how we create places.
Would you like to join us in marking this anniversary? By contributing to an event we’re planning for April, or simply coming along to it?
Expressions of interest welcome from education, practice, and anyone with an interest in Francis Tibbalds’ legacy or people friendly places.

* 1. Would you like to join us in marking this anniversary?

Francis Tibbalds (1942 -1992) was an exceptional architect planner who championed the cause of urban design, influencing national planning policy and working to ‘close the gaps’ between architecture and planning. He was a founder member of the Urban Design Group and President of the RTPI.
Currently coordinated by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and Kevin Murray Associates with representatives from the Francis Tibbalds Trust, RTPI, Urban Design Group, Academy of Urbanism, Place Alliance and Council of European Town Planners.