Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CUBE (Center for Understanding the Built Environment)

In 1983, with help from architects, preservationists and educators, Ginny Graves established The Center for Understanding the Built Environment. Since then, CUBE has taught thousands of school teachers, who in turn have helped hundreds of thousands of students to appreciate good design, preservation and planning with a comprehensive program of courses, workshops, newsletters and teaching guides which serve both a local and national audience.

The Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) brings together educators with community partners to effect change which will lead to a quality built and natural environment, one and interdependent. This means cities which work for adults and children; buildings and spaces which are healthy and aesthetically pleasing; streetscapes and landscapes which reach to the future while celebrating the past.

The ultimate goal of CUBE is not simply to enable children to learn to value the built environment, nor is it just to improve their problem-solving and social skills. The fourth “R” in the CUBE educational model is Responsible Action.

CUBE provides workshops, consulting, curriculum guides, speakers, and a variety of useful resources for teachers and communities.

Click on the heading above to go to CUBE's website.

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