What does Beauty-In-My-Back-Yard mean for you? Prince’s Foundation

How does the new online toolkit from the Prince’s Foundation, BIMBY, affect community groups? What is its impact on planning in England? Advertisements

Launching our Housing London Report | The Princes Foundation for Building Community

We’re delighted to have launched our report entitled Housing London: A Mid-rise Solution. The report looks at the problems of affordability and inclusivity facing London’s housing supply and offers up recommendations to achieve more mid-rise housing in the capital. HRH The Prince of Wales joined us at our offices in Shoreditch yesterday to launch the report. HRH spoke on the challenges of housing facing the city and recommended that we build more mid-rise developments that support mixed-tenure, sustainable and harmonious communities: “In order to continue to prosper, any healthy city requires a built environment that provides good quality housing, the…

Building skill in Summer | The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community

Educating in the field; a summer school for students Length: three weeks Each year, through a series of lectures, workshops, drawing and building exercises and field trips, Summer School participants develop an in-depth knowledge of traditional building and repair techniques and how these can be applied in the 21st century. What does the course Involve? The next Summer School will be held in London and Scotland. It will run from 15th July – 3rd August. After an initial week introducing drawing, geometry and structure exercises, as well as architectural drawing tours, students will travel into the field to study architectural…

Prince’s Arts & Crafts House; The Ideal Home Show. Learning from London

The Ideal Home Show is finished, and I think the Prince’s Arts & Crafts House was a success. I think people are starting to understand the message that homes can be both ‘low-carbon’ and ‘beautiful’. That the two are not mutually exclusive. This year’s house features many crafted elements. In the original Arts & Crafts movement, it was clear that pattern and craft were prominent themes, especially in creating human-scaled spaces like reading nooks and window seats. It is hard to underestimate how important these types of things are in making houses feel like homes. And importantly in our house,…

Internship Opportunities: The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community

THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Are you interested in gaining experience and developing your skills in the third sector? The Prince’s Foundation is pleased to offer an internship programme for enthusiastic individuals looking to get some meaningful work experience The Prince’s Foundation aims to help create attractive sustainable neighbourhoods through community engagement; by teaching, practicing and research. We look to promote timeless and ecological ways of planning, designing and building and help to make places that people want to live in, both by improving existing communities and buildings and by helping plan, design and build new ones. We teach developers,…

Simon Fraser Univ. partnership with Prince Charles’ sustainability foundation views the city as a real life laboratory | Vancouver Sun

A new partnership between Simon Fraser University and The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community will use Metro Vancouver as a living laboratory for sustainable urbanism. The foundation, created by Prince Charles to promote ecologically sound urban design, will collaborate with the university on knowledge sharing projects that can be accessed by SFU’s urban studies graduate students and work with local commercial developers to create cutting edge communities, said Anthony Perl, director of SFU’s Urban Studies program. “Prince Charles has been a very vocal proponent of taking the best of traditional know-how, understanding place-making and adapting traditions from history to make…