PLACED delivers creative Education and Engagement programmes that bring people together to make better places. We engage people in design, planning and development, connecting communities, decision makers, schools and businesses across the North West.

We are a Social Enterprise and our values are at the heart of all we do. We advocate for genuine involvement of communities and stakeholders, and put creativity at the heart of our approach, helping to ensure those who do not traditionally have a voice can participate on an equal platform.

Through our work we advocate for better engagement and education about the built environment. It is our belief that we are all experts in the design of the places and spaces we live, work and spend time in.

Our work is possible due to the support of over 150 volunteer Ambassadors – student and industry professionals – who are passionate about quality design in the built environment.

We have significant experience in delivering education programmes that place the built environment at the core. Our work includes delivering creative workshops in schools, colleges and universities and holiday programmes. Since 2012, we worked with thousands of young people. Many of our past participants have gone on to study architecture, urban design and other built environment courses at university, and some are now starting out in their professional careers.

We believe that we can only make better places together.

You can see more of work work on our main website, placed.org.uk