Apply for a green space scholarship
1 October 2009
CABE Space is offering up to eight people the opportunity to learn how well-designed spaces can benefit communities through the 2010 CABE Space design skills scholarships.
The scholarships have been set up to boost design awareness in professions that create and manage urban public space. Six grants are available for people who do not have design training but who do want to learn more about the effect good design can have on streets and highways, parks and green spaces and public squares and neighbourhoods.
Scholars will visit examples of well-designed public spaces in the UK and abroad, gain an understanding of their delivery and management, and learn how similar ideas can be developed through their work at home.
In 2009 the scholars have visited the USA, Canada and Europe. Between them they studied community gardens; looked at how better designed public spaces can help deliver cultural and creative learning; and the impact of well-designed green space on social housing schemes.
One scholar, Noel Murphy, a landscape manager in north west England, for instance visited social housing schemes in Holland, Sweden, and Denmark to see how the design and use of green places contributes to a better sense of place and cohesion.
Scholarships will be made in the form of grants designed to cover travel and living expenses for a period of approximately six weeks. Applicants propose their own study programme, which they will be able to develop with the support of a CABE Space mentor.
Applications for 2010 scholarships close on November 13th 2009. To apply visit www.cabe.org.uk/scholarships.