Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

In the meantime you can access a wealth of online CPD at and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Where people live: communities, urban + rural design and the planning process

Possible topics include:
  • The theories and objectives of urban design and the qualities of successful places
  • The influence of design and development on places, communities, non urban areas and cities
  • The needs and aspirations of communities, and space and building users
  • The ways in which spaces and places fit into their local context
  • The role played by design within the larger community context
  • Understanding briefing, engagement, empowerment, cohesion and leadership and their impact on creating successful communities
  • Understanding the relation between design, buildings, green spaces, gathering places, facilities, energy, carbon reduction, highways, servicing, safety and security and people
RIBA Core Curriculum