Applications open for design scholarship
1 October 2009
Applications are now open for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) annual design skills scholarship programme. CABE is the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space.
CABE Space is offering up to six people the opportunity to travel abroad and around the UK to learn how well-designed spaces can benefit the communities they serve.
The scholarships are available for people without design training who want to learn more about the effect good design can have on our streets and highways, parks and green spaces and public squares and neighbourhoods.
Successful scholars will visit examples of well-designed public spaces, gain an understanding of their delivery and management, and learn how similar ideas can be developed through their work.
Previous scholars have visited Europe, USA and Canada. Noel Murphy, a landscape manager from the north west visited housing schemes in Holland, Sweden, and Denmark.
He said: ‘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.’
Applications can be made online by visiting www.cabe.org.uk/scholarships. The closing date is 13 November 2009