Co-Design for Inclusive Placemaking of External Environments

Methods and tools for effective engagement and co-design 

One day course


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.

Example of activity during the first co-design course

Participants during the first co-design course


By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify when you need to engage – not as an afterthought
  • Understand with whom and why you should co-design
  • Understand how to identify or set up a co-design group
  • Engage with others effectively to inform policy making and inclusive design

Course dates

This course is running on the following dates:

  • 28th March 2018

Participants are asked to arrive at Holyer House at 9:20 am for a 9:30 start, and the course will conclude by 5:00 pm on both days.

When completing the booking form for this course, you can select the date you wish to attend.


The course fee is £300 + VAT – £50 discount for all bookings made before 13.03.18

How to book a place

To book your place on this course, please use the training course booking form. Please complete a booking form for each participant.

Go to the training course booking form

Payment must be received 14 days before the start of the course.  You can pay for the course via our online shop or you can be invoiced and pay by BACS.  Please ensure you include a reference on all payments made for training courses. Your reference should start with CAE followed by your surname, e.g. ‘CAEsmith’.

Need more information?

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or require more information about this course.


The Centre for Accessible Environments reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel any event with reasonable notice. Please do not confirm or finalise any travel arrangements or accommodation bookings until you have been given confirmation by the CAE that the course will go ahead as planned.

In case of force majeure, CAE have the right to alter or cancel the event without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by CAE as soon as reasonably possible.