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Higher education, professionalism and skills in the built environment: the impact of the new urban agenda on teaching and learning

McIntosh, Sarah and Bailey, Nick (2004) Higher education, professionalism and skills in the built environment: the impact of the new urban agenda on teaching and learning. CEBE working paper series, 5 . Centre for Education in the Built Environment, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 1905148046

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Abstract

In the mid-to-late 1990s, the New Urban Agenda initiated a rethinking of urban development strategies placing a greater focus on regeneration of central urban spaces. The skills and competencies required by urban planners and built environment professionals to successfully implement regeneration schemes tend to differ from those required for greenfield development. The working paper summarises skills and competencies required by urban regeneration practitioners and how they are delivered through public and/or private sector providers at present. The role of the newly established regional Centres of Excellence and the professional bodies of the Built Environment professions in defining skills and educational requirements and providing training are explored. An analysis of supply and demand of skills training reveals that there is a mismatch rather than a lack of provision. The report draws on a conference where research findings were presented and discussed. It concludes with suggestions for improving the skills provision at the local government as well as community level. Skills audits were found useful tools in defining training needs. A set of sample workshop programmes outline flexible, tailor-made approaches guaranteed to address specific and identified needs.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban Regeneration, skills gap, skills requirements, training, education, profession
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:471
Deposited On:23 Nov 2005
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:29

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