Education & Place

About Us

Education & Place is a working group interested in how we inspire the placemakers of the future.

The most recent Place Alliance working group to emerge, it has been instigated by the Generation Place project – a schools and youth programme being developed and delivered by Architecture Centres and similar organisations across the country. The initial members of the group are looking to take a broad view on how we inspire and nurture the next generation of placemakers (for both professional and civic engagement in the placemaking process) and are interested in how we use the built environment as an effective and engaging context for learning and participation.

The agenda of the Education & Place Working Group is currently evolving, and we would welcome input (small and large) from organisations and individuals on how we might best shape and deliver education that inspires future placemakers.

Get Involved

Please get in touch with the Chair (interim) Amy Harrison below if you’d like to get involved or have ideas and thoughts to share. To receive Group updates fill in the Place Alliance Supporters Form


Chair (interim) Amy Harrison,
Architecture Centre

Live-build projects

Planning workshop

Testing ideas

Site Visits

Design workshops

Thinking about challenges

A New Town Manifesto

Take Part in our Survey

Mapping the provision of Built Environment Education at National Level – 2017

This survey is our first step to help us understand what the sector looks like in 2017, by finding out who is currently working with young people in delivering education (specifically – but not only – at pre-university stage) around place and the built environment, where and broadly what types of projects are being delivered.

By answering our short questionnaire you will help us to collate the data necessary to create a National Interactive Map of Educational Tools on the Place Alliance website and to provide a better picture of how we use the built environment as an effective and engaging context for learning and participation.

If you are interested in being involved in the sharing of practice in this field, please leave your email address at the end of the survey and share the link with your network.

You can access the Survey here

Many thanks for your time and support!





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