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    British Urban Regeneration Agency (BURA) / Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) Training Programme: ‘Housing and Place Making – The Role of Strategic Housing’

    During 2007 and 2008 CRP were commissioned to design a training programme for the British Urban Regeneration Agency (BURA) and the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) entitled ‘Housing and Place Making – The Role of Strategic Housing’.  The training programme, funded by Communities and Local Government, was aimed at staff in Local Authorities and its purpose was to improve Local Authorities’ and their partners’ ability to fulfil their Strategic Housing responsibilities. 

    The aim of the programme was to:
    • Enable local authorities and their partners to better understand the strategic housing role
    • Improve confidence in managing the challenges of housing supply and demand in the context of growth and regeneration
    • Enhance housing’s potential to create sustainable communities;
    • Identify the role housing needs to play in the delivery of a place shaping agenda

    Three separate modules were designed:

    Module 1: The Strategic Context of Place Making;
    Module 2: Understanding and Managing the Local Market;
    Module 3: Place Shaping and Sustainable Communities, the delivery agenda.

    Angus Kennedy and John Downie were the Programme Directors.  The programme ran from October 2007 to March 2008 and was delivered in three full days over consecutive months in locations in London, Birmingham and Leeds.

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