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CABE across England

We work across England to build local and regional capacity, share ideas and develop policies linked to local needs and priorities.

We work with local organisations and networks to put good design and placemaking at the heart of strategies and projects to make places that people want to live and invest in.

Placemaking committee

Our placemaking committee oversees and coordinates our work across England and aims to maximise our effectiveness and impact to improve the quality of design of towns, cities, neighbourhoods, buildings and public spaces.  We work with partners across the country to put good design and placemaking at the heart of strategies and projects to make places that people want to live and invest in because they are more efficient, resilient and beautiful and enhance quality of life.

Architecture and built environment centres (ABECs)

Architecture and built environment centres (ABECs) inspire young people and communities to get involved in architecture and inspire decision makers and professionals to prioritise high quality sustainable design.

East of England

The East of England has one of the fastest growing populations and economies in the UK.

East Midlands

Almost half the population of the East Midlands live in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester and their surrounding areas.

West Midlands

The West Midlands has excellent transport infrastructure and a wide range of multi-cultural communities.


London in an international centre with a huge economy and a highly skilled and diverse population.

North East

The North East has a rich industrial heritage and a spectacular natural landscape.

North West

The North West has a strong industrial and built environment heritage as home to both Liverpool and Manchester.

South East

The South East has a population of over 8 million and a massive regional economy.

South West

The South West has a tourist industry which contributes £5 billion to the economy each year.

Yorkshire and Humber

Yorkshire and Humber has the greatest area of national parks in England alongside a network of towns and cities.

Outside England

Our remit covers only England, but there are similar organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Learning lessons from abroad is essential if we're going to build the best buildings and create the best public spaces we can.