CABE Space design skills scholarships
Offering grants to fund a work or study trip to places where design is central to the creation and management of public space.
Does your work help shape our streets and highways, parks and green spaces or public squares and neighbourhoods? Would an understanding of good urban design help you in your job?
Good design should be at the heart of all our public spaces. But many people working to shape them don’t receive any formal design training.
CABE Space wants to change this. We are offering professionals working in these fields - from highways engineers and planning officers to park workers, access officers, leisure and amenity officers and regeneration professionals – the chance to travel to gain greater understanding of design.
The CABE Space design skills scholarship programme offers grants to fund a work or study trip to places where design is central to the creation and management of public space. This will enable up to eight people to experience good practice first hand.
We are looking for people without formal design training who can use this experience to help bring good design to their own work and to inspire others in their field.
The CABE Space design skills scholarships offer practical understanding and experience of how good design can benefit the public realm through the study of good practice abroad.
Accounts of five public space scholars.
Only English residents working in a role that has a significant impact on the public realm and who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of our public space can apply.
Four CABE Space design skills scholarships were awarded in 2010.
Five CABE Space design skills scholarships were awarded in 2009.
Eight CABE Space design skills scholarships were awarded in 2008.
"I saw some great ideas that could easily be adopted in England where shared green spaces brought communities together.
From public art to fruit and vegetable growing and sustainable solutions for collecting and recycling rain water, each project generated a tremendous sense of place and belonging.
I’m looking forward to drawing on the good practice examples I’ve seen in my work at home.’
Noel Murphy, landscape manager, Places for People