Summer School 2010
11th – 14th July, Birmingham
Designing sustainable places
Skills to face the future
The development industry is emerging from the recession, the public sector is feeling the squeeze, and meanwhile the challenge of climate change will not go away. Urban design skills are more vital now than ever.
Invest in your personal skills and knowledge in the key interdisciplinary area of urban design. In times of change it is those who have specialist knowledge and broad place-making skills who will find and retain jobs.
Invest in private sector skills: Many firms are trying to catch the upturn with slimmed-down teams. Make sure your people are as effective as they can be, with vital skills and knowledge in place-making and sustainable design.
Invest in public sector skills: Planning and regeneration departments will be under pressure to reduce their workforce. That means everyone has to work more effectively. Make sure all your people have the skills and knowledge required to deliver quality sustainable places.
This year the CABE urban design summer school returns to Birmingham, a city recognised internationally for successful regeneration. From the multi-award winning Brindley Place development that put the city centre back on the map and re-imagined Birmingham's wealth of waterways to the on-going renewal of its old industrial sites and social housing stock, Birmingham is a pioneer of design-led regeneration.
The city and the region still face many challenges and, as well as visiting flagship developments, delegates will benefit from working on real sites to create sustainable communities out of post-industrial dereliction, social deprivation and highway domination.
Places at the summer school always sell out fast. So book now to secure your place and benefit from our £100 early bird discount.
Who should attend?
The CABE urban design summer school actively draws together professionals and practitioners from across the built environment sector. It is relevant for anyone whose work involves the design, development and maintenance of our buildings and spaces, including:
- urban designers
- civil engineers
- landscape architects
- local government employees
- regional and other government employees
- registered social landlords
- highways engineers
- community activists
- public artists
- economic development specialists
- property professionals
- developers and housebuilders
If your profession or practice area is not mentioned here, you may still be eligible. Please call us on 0845 347 9374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether you would benefit from participating in the summer school programme.