The Bartlett School of Planning


Valentina Giordano awarded Beacon Bursary 2019

3 December 2019

Valentina Giordano, Research Fellow at BSP, has been awarded a Beacon Bursary.

Place Alliance

The aim of the scheme is to advance the practice and culture of public and community engagement within UCL by enabling UCL staff and postgraduate students to:

  • Explore mutually beneficial engagement between communities and UCL research and teaching.
  • Be innovative in their engagement.
  • Evaluate, learn from and share their engagement activities.

The Beacon Bursary funding scheme supports UCL’s Public Engagement Strategy which aims to embed public engagement as a normal, valued activity for UCL staff and students

Eight projects were funded in this round, including BSP Research Fellow, Valentina Giordano’s project ‘Place Alliance: Child-centred Urban Planning’. Students from Bobby Moore Academy, near UCL East, will be involved through an assembly, co-design workshops and the chance to share their work through public exhibitions.