Centre for Accessible Environments: Co-Design for Effective Placemaking

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesProfessional Development and Training


This course aims to assist construction and built environment professionals develop an understanding of how to use co-design, both as part of policy making and to inform inclusive design.
This will be achieved through a combination of practical exercises focused on participatory design and case studies to explore people’s diverse needs and expectations of the built environment.
About the course
The course content is delivered by CAE and Edinburgh University and builds upon the methods and findings of the three-year research project, Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP).Specifically, it draws on MMP’s exploration of the use of co-design techniques by early career designers and older people. Participants in the MMP study were typically aged 60 and over, and included stroke survivors, and people with dementia. The needs of these groups span many types of ability and impairments.
This course is intended for anyone involved in the design and development of the built environment, from the development of the public realm, to streetscape design and masterplanning. It will appeal to policy makers, town planners, developers, masterplanners, planning consultants, architects, landscape architects and urban designers.
Period28 Mar 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • co-design
  • placemaking