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Urban Realm changes hands

February 3 2011

Urban Realm changes hands
Urban Realm, the UK’s oldest architectural magazine, has been acquired by two members of its management team from Carnyx Group Limited.

Founded in 1922 as Prospect, Urban Realm was re-launched last year under then editor Gordon Young, in a move that culminated in the title winning recognition as Magazine of the Year by PPA Scotland.

Now however deputy editor John Glenday and sales director Kasia Uliasz have assumed full control of the title via a new entity, Urban Realm Limited.

Included in the deal is a quarterly magazine,, the Scottish Architecture Annual and the well known Carbuncle Awards; which seeks to identify the most dismal towns in Scotland each year.

Gordon Young, who as well as editing Urban Realm is a director of Carnyx Group said: “Urban Realm was one of the best fun magazines I have ever worked on, which also had a very serious agenda; campaigning for a better urban environment.

“We were passionate about the magazine and that message which is why we are delighted John and Kasia will now give Urban Realm the focus it deserves.”

Said Glenday, “These changes will allow us to devote the time and energy to Urban Realm that our built environment demands. It will also allow us to introduce a number of improvements for 2011; such as better integration of our websites, more frequent online updates and the introduction of a digital edition of our magazine.”


Roger Emmerson
#1 Posted by Roger Emmerson on 3 Feb 2011 at 13:24 PM
Oldest? Hardly. AR, for one, is 114 years old. But really, as if age mattered; it's the quality of your reporting that counts. Regrettably, here too, AR has something of an edge on UR.
UR vs AR
#2 Posted by UR vs AR on 3 Feb 2011 at 15:07 PM
Harder though for twats like you Rog, to get things in AR.
#3 Posted by SAndals on 3 Feb 2011 at 15:43 PM
Does this website have a moderator to stop imbeciles being abusive? I know the AR website does.
#4 Posted by FW on 3 Feb 2011 at 16:34 PM
mmm.........nothing wrong with a bit of abuse now and again I think particularly when deserved.

Congratulations Urban Realm and good luck
Roger Emmerson
#5 Posted by Roger Emmerson on 3 Feb 2011 at 18:14 PM
I agree FW. However, anonymity, a lack of wit and inaccuracy doesn't really cut it. Try harder.
Keith Vance
#6 Posted by Keith Vance on 4 Feb 2011 at 14:32 PM
Roger, good to see that you are still vocal and remain passionate about architectural issues. Perhaps some of your views blogged at UR would be a blessing.
#7 Posted by jt on 4 Feb 2011 at 14:51 PM
No offence, but who is Roger Emmerson? I googled him and got a folk singer. Is that him?
#8 Posted by ? on 4 Feb 2011 at 15:11 PM
He either works for 3D Reid or is the guy who wrote "you lift me up"

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