Urbano Communities

Urbano ZeroCarbon

Urbano is committed to helping its members find new valuable connections and business opportunities whilst facing up to the real challenges of climate change. Our Zero Carbon Community hosts regular events and features the latest thinking and science around achieving Net Zero Carbon alongside our invited speakers' own specialisms and experience.

As Build is our biggest community and the largest part of the UK economy, most events feature and connect companies in those sectors, but we also encourage and welcome those from other communities, including Tech, Finance, People & Create-Media as achieving Net Zero Carbon commitments means cross-company and sector collaboration.

Urbano also challenges our members to adopt changes more deeply and more quickly than those the current legislation demands. No company is doing enough and we all need to reduce our own impact on the planet through our day-to-day activities and those along our supply chains. This is why we as a network adhere to the following pledges:

  • Urbano is committed to always using compostable or recyclable products: from the laminate on our business cards and Venue Collection handbook to the lanyards we use at events; from using vegetable ink and recycled paper for our handouts then composting the used sheets and any abandoned business cards
  • We have owned and used an electric car since August, 2020 and try to use railfor all other journeys
  • To encourage our venues to use their most local suppliers where possible (for refreshments) and reduce the amount of meat in our event menus
  • To embrace the use of online networking and meeting alternatives as viable low carbon options whilst recognising the value of face-to-face contacts
  • To make our events and membership affordable to all companies and individuals so we can share information and expertise along supply chains and across sectors.

You can watch videos of recent Urbano Zero Carbon Community speaker events by clicking on the images below. 

You can also listen to these events as podcasts as produce them under our 'Only Connect' podcasting series, (which includes our speaker events, including zero carbon) or click here: Only Connectg Podcast

Join community

Next Events

  1. Urbano networking evening event at The Broadcaster White City London

    Wednesday July 13th, 6:00pm

    Urbano pre-school holiday networking evening event at The Broadcaster at White City London in July.

    Read more > The Broadcaster
  2. Urbano Networking Lunch at Swingers West End London in August

    Thursday August 4th, 12:30pm

    Urbano Networking Lunch in August at Swingers West End London.

    Read more > Swingers West End
  3. Urbano Build networking lunch at The Arber Garden

    Wednesday August 10th, 12:30pm

    Urbano Build & UWACTE communities summer networking lunch at The Arber Garden in Fitzrovia.

    Read more > The Arber Garden
  4. Urbano Network Members Networking Round Table - online

    Tuesday August 23rd, 10:00am

    Urbano Network Members Summer Networking Round Table - online.

    Read more > Urbano Members Round Table
  5. Urbano speaker panel & networking breakfast on the new procurement bill and opportunities for SMEs

    Thursday September 8th, 9:30am

    Urbano seaker panel & networking breakfast on the new procurement bill and opportunities for SMEs.

    Read more > Trowers & Hamlins
  6. Urbano Women In Business networking lunch at Lambeth Palace

    Wednesday September 14th, 12:30pm

    Urbano Women In Business community networking lunch at Lambeth Palace.

    Read more > Lambeth Palace
  7. Urbano networking evening event at The Bedford Hotel

    Wednesday September 21st, 6:00pm

    Urbano networking evening event at The Bedford Hotel. Free for representatives of Urbano member companies.

    Read more > Bedford Hotel
  8. Networking lunch at Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill in Marylebone

    Wednesday September 28th, 12:30pm

    September Urbano Networking lunch at the 5 star Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill Hotel in Marylebone.

    Read more > Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

Community Members

Stewart Owen - Director, Head of Business Development at Adair Ltd.

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

AKSWard - Civil & structural engineering, Conservation and Building surveying consultants.

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Argent is a UK property developer specialising in mixed use development with a focus on placemaking and regeneration

  1. Profile
  2. Contact


  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of services.

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber reclaims tropical hardwoods for creative people working on a wide range of structural projects throughout the UK

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

BDB Pitmans brings together over 300 years of legal expertise across London, Cambridge, Reading & Southampton

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Bidwells - one of the UK’s leading property consultancies, offering knowledge and access to some of the most interesting real estate markets

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Black Chilli Video Ltd - we help businesses sell more with website, event social media video.

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Box Architects focus on client-centric, creative design and commercial delivery, with offices in London and Leeds.

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Brodies LLP Solicitors

  1. Profile
  2. Contact

Heritage and townscape consultants, advising developers, homeowners and local authorities all over the country.

  1. Profile
  2. Contact