College of Estate Management partners with The Prince’s Foundation to deliver enhanced learning programmes for sustainable urbanism

Posted on: 22 July, 2015

Learning materials will be jointly developed for students

Collaborative content to be merged with established degree programmes

Additional expertise offered in sustainable principles for the built environment

Reading, United Kingdom, 22 July 2015
The College of Estate management(CEM)and the Prince’s Foundationfor Building Community (Prince’s Foundation) today announced that they are collaborating on a plan for teaching and sharing content to educate students in ways of planning, designing and building in timeless, ecological and sustainable ways. The announcement responds to the pressing need for the industry to achieve a more balanced approach between environment, finance, culture and the built environment across the globe.

CEM, the leading provider of supported online learning for Real Estate and Construction professionals and The Prince’s Foundation will together develop content to be merged with the established degree programme offered by CEM, including both Foundation level and Postgraduate level content.

The two organisations will also develop and deliver new 40-minute lectures, giving CEM students and the charity’s beneficiaries access to some of the country’s leading academics and professionals in the field of sustainable urbanism.

“The challenges of global warming, rapid urbanisation and resource depletion today demands a better understanding of the way we plan and develop communities for long term human and environmental needs,” said Ashley Wheaton, Principal at CEM. “Sustainable urbanism is increasingly influencing design, construction and management and so we are delighted to be working with the Prince’s Foundation to bring this agenda to the forefront of our teaching, supporting the future of the built environment and our students.”

Dr Matthew Hardy, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism for the Prince’s Foundation added; “We are delighted to be working with CEM. Through this partnership we look forward to extending the reach of the Foundation’s core principles to the next generation of talent within the built environment, to whom sustainable development will be an everyday challenge.”

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About the Prince’s Foundation
The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community is a registered charity no. 1069969. Our mission is to transform people’s lives by creating beautiful, harmonious and sustainable communities. We do this by educating people, enabling projects and championing our principles.

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About CEM
The College of Estate Management is the leading provider of supported online learning for Real Estate and Construction professionals with over 90 years’ experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities for the profession At any one time it has over 3,000 students from over 100 countries benefiting from its degrees taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

CEM offers many property-related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing professional development courses and tailor-made corporate training solutions. Its active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.

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