4 January, 2008 – Salford University centre encourages regeneration information exchange
The University of Salford has launched a new centre aimed at bringing people together to share information about regeneration.
Exchange has been set up to provide a learning environment for people locally – and across the North West – who want to increase their understanding of community-based regeneration.
It is a cross-faculty collaboration between the School of Environment & Life Sciences and the School of the Built Environment.
One of the first projects involves a partnership with Northwards Housing, an organisation that manages council homes in North Manchester.
Exchange will enable mixed groups of employees, board members and residents to learn about regeneration side-by-side in the workplace.
Julia Lucas, Director of Exchange, the Salford Centre for Regeneration, said: "We want to offer bite-sized bits of learning to people to help them with their continuing professional development (CPD).
"Ideally, we’d like to offer people the chance to take stand-alone modules or short courses on regeneration, as and when they can, which ultimately can be built up into a professional credit or qualification."
The learning environment will take several different forms, including conferences, seminars and talks by experts in the field.
Source: University of Salford press release