Urban Design Summer School
About the Summer School
The Place Alliance was set up in 2013 in the wake of the Farrell Review to champion quality of place through better collaboration and the proactive advocacy of better design.
Amongst other things, Place Alliance has attempted to fill some of the gaps left by the demise of public funding to the Commission of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). One very successful long-running initiative of CABE was its programme of urban design summer schools and it is this model that we adopted to run our own first summer school in September 2016.
In 2016 the Place Alliance teamed up with a number of its supporters to develop a summer school aimed at a wide range of professionals and decision-makers involved in making and sustaining successful places. The aim of this intensive three-day course was to help delegates develop the knowledge, skills and passion to confidently create successful places, whether in an urban, suburban or rural context.
Past Summer Schools
Our first Place Alliance Summer School could not have happened without financial support from the Bartlett Enterprise Development Fund (BEDF), which provides funding for activities that generate, or support enterprise collaborations, impact-related activities, and life learning initiatives.
A big thank you also goes to all the consultants who freely offered their time and expertise to run each of the Summer School activities. We are grateful that Place Alliance can count on such a great level of support.
Finally, thank you to the people working behind the scenes: UCL services, such as UCL Life Learning, UCL Finance & business Affairs, Estates and other members of staff whose advice has been invaluable to help us set up such a big event.