Regeneration Skills Collective Wales (RSCW) Network

The Regeneration Skills Collective Wales was established in November 2003 as an informal network of professional institutions in Wales committed to the promotion of an integrated and sustainable regeneration agenda in Wales. Initial membership was the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru (CIH Cymru); Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru (ICE Wales Cymru); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Wales (RICS Wales); Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW); and the Royal Town Planning institute Cymru (RTPI Cymru). Landscape Institute Wales joined RSCW in 2005.

 

Over the period 2004 onwards, RSCW has upheld the principle of cross professional working as a means of delivering integrated and sustainable regeneration in Wales, and has endeavoured to achieve this through proactive engagement with the public, private and third sectors in Wales, encouraging cross sector working. It has achieved this by taking forward annual programmes of events; highlighting and encouraging the exchange of good practice; and undertaking research into skills needs. In addition, RSCW consistently sought the establishment of a Centre for Regeneration Excellence in Wales and provided the Technical Secretariat for the Ministerial Task and Finish Group that led to the establishment of CREW. It has supported the activities of CREW since its establishment in 2009. This has included nominating representatives from the RSCW Steering Group and Practitioner Group to the Board of CREW. RSCW also has had a nominated representative on Welsh Government’s National Regeneration Panel.

 

The organisational structure of RSCW comprises a Steering Group with current representation by each of the six member professional institutions; and Practitioners Group which was established three years ago, mainly through personal contact. Practitioners are drawn mainly from the six member professions, although other notable regeneration practitioners from other backgrounds are also included. 

 

RSCW joined CREW Regeneration Wales as a semi autonomous network in 2013, and works collaboratively with CREW staff and CREW’s two other networks. The working relationship between RSCW and CREW is fully reflected in a Service Level Agreement, which was confirmed in early 2014.









 

RSCW was established in November 2003 as an informal network of professional institutions in Wales committed to the promotion of an integrated and sustainable regeneration agenda in Wales.