Engaging Places is the leading guide to using buildings and places for learning and teaching. Hundreds of resources are hosted here including lesson plans, teaching resources about architecture and design, great places to visit or learn about, and details of other useful organisations and upcoming events.

The portal is part of Open-City, the architecture and built environment organisation that provides architectural education for young people, the public, and professionals and communities.

Teaching resources

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Teaching Resources on Engaging Places

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Uncovering streetscapes

Streetscapes provide a host of hidden avenues for learning. On the doorstep, free to visit and with scope for inspiring activities across the curriculum - what are you waiting for?


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Unforgettable lessons: overview

Engaging Places network projects show schools and cultural organisations enhancing the curriculum by working together.

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Engaging Places research

Presenting research that assesses the supply and demand of built environment education in schools throughout England.

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