The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) is the Government funded agency set up in 1999 responsible for the economic and social development of the South East of England - the driving force of the UK's economy.
The economy of the region is the 22nd largest in the world, bigger than several countries including Denmark, Austria, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore and Greece. As home to over eight million people, it is the largest region in the UK - bigger than Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and East and West Sussex.
SEEDA's aim is to create a prosperous, dynamic and inspirational region by helping businesses compete more effectively, training a highly skilled workforce, supporting and enabling our communities, while safeguarding our natural resources and cherishing our rich cultural heritage.
SEEDA aims to be a catalyst for change within the South East, working with partner organisations- businesses, education at all levels, local authorities, Government agencies, voluntary and community organisations and many others - to produce clearly recognisable results.
We also have funds from Government to enable us to invest directly in a range of economic and social development programmes, and are in a position to help secure European Union and private sector investment for the region. Accountable to Government, SEEDA is a business led organisation, governed by a Board whose Members have wide-ranging experience in industry and commerce, local government, education, trade unionism and voluntary service.
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Where We Live: A Guide to Urban Design
A guidebook to introduce some of the key concepts of urban design. It is a beginner's guide aimed at anyone who wants to grasp the basics.
It will be a useful resource for people whose city, town, village or estate is about to undergo change through urban regeneration as well as being a valuable learning tool for schools and students of related subjects.
The guidebook is designed to enable you to understand some of the issues presented by urban designers and planners and to give you the confidence to talk their language and appreciate what good urban design can be. This will help you influence the design so that it changes your community's day-to-day life for the bettter.
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- Solent Centre for Architecture + Design
How to obtain
To obtain a copy please go to www.solentcentre.org.uk
If you are within the South East England region the book is free, if outside this region there will be a charge.
Our Regeneration (R)
The 'Our Regeneration(R)' Initiative aims to help SEEDA and its partners to meet a number of objectives through:
* Raising pupils' awareness of the Queenborough & Rushenden Regeneration project, in turn informing parents;
* Encouraging the local community to embrace change;
* Raising the aspirations of younger children, who will become young adults/future citizens of Queenborough & Rushenden;
* Nurturing skills that will bring higher levels of confidence, self esteem, team working and social skills;
* Promoting sustainable development
It works by pupil participation in a structured engagement process involving storytelling, theatre and teamwork. Life sized characters are introduced to the c