Sustainable Built Environment Resources
Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth
The key findings of the survey reveal that:
Sustainable Cities Online Progamme of CPD
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), with support from The Prince’s Foundation, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda (MININFRA), the Ministry of Local Government of Rwanda (MINALOC), the Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC) and the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE), worked with partners to curate an online programme on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth. The programme ran from 24 June 2020 until 02 September 2020 and included eleven engaging sessions. The recordings of the sessions and associated material can be found here. A summary of the online programme can be found here.
Princes Foundation Rapid Planning Toolkit
The Rapid Planning Toolkit is a simple and practical tool which intends to assist city mayors, city leaders and key departments in creating robust and implementable walkable neighbourhood plans in rapidly growing cities or towns. The Toolkit advocates that built environment professionals collaborate with local and national governments, technical specialists and local communities to create effective city planning.
The Toolkit is comprised of 4 steps, each of which are broken down into 3 key activities. These activities are comprised of a number of tasks and workshops, aiming to guide a team through the process of creating a simple but effective urban plan in collaboration with stakeholders and the community.
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Online Learning Platform for the Rapid Planning Toolkit
The Prince’s Foundation and partners have collaborated with University College of Estate Management (UCEM) to create an Online Learning Platform which will enable cities to learn about the Toolkit and implement it whilst building capacity at the local level. The Introductory Course is now live and can be found here. It is free and worth 8 hours of CPD endorsed by a number of organisations. Anyone with an interest in sustainable urbanisation can undertake the course, so register here now!
Global Future Cities Programme
FCDO Prosperity Fund Global Future Cities Programme (GFCP), which began in 2017 and was completed in early 2022. The aim of this £80m ODA-funded programme was to promote prosperity and reduce inequality in 19 rapidly urbanising cities in 10 countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. The programme comprised a total of 30 interventions organised around three pillars, transportation, urban planning, and resilience.
Read more here: https://www.architecture.com/about/uk-built-environment-advisory-group