Prince's Foundation for Building Commuinty (PFBC) Training Palcements - UK 2009



The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment & Robert Gordon University, in association with Aberdeen City Council, have arranged for the "Centre to Edge, an Urban Design Summer School", which held in Aberdeen from 25—27 August, 2009.This unique event took place over the course of three stimulating days, demonstrate tools for effective place-making to help equip participants to play a leadership role in meeting some of the key urban challenges of the coming decade.The enduringly successful principles of traditional town-building have been considered in relation to current issues of climate change, traffic and transport, integrated land uses and new building typologies.

Teaching through Practice

In addition to a strong academic component, the Summer School employed a model of 'teaching through practice' to address two different contexts within the City of Aberdeen boundary using a condensed version of The Prince's Foundation's widely recognised Enquiry by Design process.

One site covers the city centre and will address issues of restructuring and reclamation of the public realm, whilst a second site will consider the planning and integration of new sustainable neighbourhoods at the urban edge, in readiness for anticipated growth beyond the current downturn.


Speakers includedDr William Brogden, an architect and author and an authority on the architectural history of Aberdeen. The Summer School has closed with an evening Civic Reception at the Town House of Aberdeen.The design projects has been led by Ray Gindroz, Principal Emeritus of Urban Design Associates, and Ben Bolgar, Director of Design Theory and Networks at The Prince's Foundation.


The Summer School has attracted students, architects and landscape architects, planners and urban designers from the public and private sectors, planning and property consultants, private developers and house builders and community groups.

Academic and Cultural Exchange Program,

Prince’s Foundation for Built Environment PFBE has managed to secure three funding opportunities for number of Egyptian students in 2009 to join the Aberdeen Urban Design Summer School between 24th- 28th of August 2009.  The training event was organized by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment & Robert Gordon University (School of Architecture & Built Environment), in association with Aberdeen City Council. Admission fees, train round-tickets between London and Aberdeen are both sponsored by the International Programs of PFBE; directed by Mr Hooper Brooks. PFBE has also covered the expenses of the students’ accommodation during the summer school days. Three weeks before the summer school, students have visited the Prince’s Foundation headquarters in London and had a tour around the organisation and its different schools/departments.


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