Throughout our work, young people repeatedly put the environment at the top of their agenda to make better places and happier communities. PLACED are therefore thrilled to have been successful in a receiving funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and Metro Mayor to support the development and delivery of the Environmental Academy, a programme that puts sustainability and the environment at its heart.
The Environmental Academy will commence in June 2021 and will support youth-led advocacy in the urgent conversation around the Climate Crisis. It will commence with an intensive programme of digital and face-to-face design workshops, expert talks, professional development sessions and the creation of awareness raising campaign.
This will lead to a youth-led community engagement exhibition in late summer – face-to-face, online or a combination – that will allow the young people to engage with the wider public about what they have learnt and what they would like to find out that could lead to more sustainable places to live, work and play. This will include the development of a website and school resources and activities.
Applying to the Academy
We will be opening for applications for the Academy shortly. To register an interest in applying please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is our ambition to further the activity supported by the LCRCA and Metro Mayor through an expanded programme, running from September until December 2021. The additional activity will challenge participants to respond to the outcomes of the community engagement exhibition: a crucial aspect of iterative design which is responsive to the views and feelings of communities.
The participants will be supported in developing collaborative designs in groups with the support of the PLACED team and a dedicated mentor, who will help them consider the feedback from their engagement event and their ambitions for environmental designs. These will then be presented to an audience to develop their confidence, teamwork and public speaking skills
We are looking for sponsorship to enable us to deliver this extended programme of design workshops and activity. Please get in touch with Jo at email@example.com for more information.
Please check back for further updates on this project by checking this blog and following us on twitter!
We have been delighted with the response to our PLACED Insights programme, and overwhelmed with the generosity of our speakers who have given their time to talk about their experiences, education and careers in the built environment.
As promised, we recorded the videos from these sessions which you can view below.
PLACED are launching a new series of FREE events for people aged 13-19 interested in careers in design and the built environment.
At each event you’ll hear from inspirational speakers at all stages in their careers, from recent planning graduates to architects heading up national design practices. They’ll be representing exciting firms across the UK, working to design and create the towns and cities in which we live.
Our speakers will be sharing some of their work, telling you about their career journeys, talking about their successes and challenges and giving you some invaluable tips. There will also be opportunity to ask the questions you really want to find out the answers to.
We’ll debunk myths, challenge misconceptions and tell you about careers, pathways and opportunities that you may never have heard of!
You can view and book onto the sessions we’re running at the links below!
In our first PLACED Academy Insights event, we’ll be finding out what it is like to be an architect. We’ll be hearing from two inspirational speakers who will be talking about their careers in architecture, giving us insight into what their job entails and how they got there.
What’s it really like being an Urban Designer or Landscape Architect? We’ll be hearing from two inspirational speakers to give us some insight as they talk about their careers in urban design and landscape architecture.
Our fourth session of PLACED Academy Insightswill explore what it is really like to be a planner. We’ll be hearing from inspirational speakers as they give us some insight and talk about their careers in planning and how they got to where they are today.
For our fifth session in the PLACED Academy Insightsseries, we’ll hear from inspirational speakers who will give insight into their careers and the different opportunities that exist in the Construction industry.
During this session of the PLACED Academy Insights series, we’ll be hearing from a panel of inspirational women who work in the built environment. They’ll be sharing their experience of what it’s like being a woman in the industry as we discuss addressing the gender imbalance, fair representation and the challenges and barriers they have overcome.
In our penultimate PLACED Academy Insightsevent, we’ll be discussing portfolios, with advice from university students and industry professionals. They will show their work, share top tips on how to start, what to include and why, and best ways to capture and present your work.
With the restrictions of lockdown, why not make a start on creating yours now?
In this session, we’ll be hearing from inspirational speakers talk about the decision to start their own business after identifying their strengths, values, what they enjoy and how they can make a difference. How did they overcome doubts, fears, challenges along the way? How do they feel about their journey now? What advice would they give? To end our series on a high, we hope these insights will demonstrate that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible!
We really hope to see you there! If you have any questions about these events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org