The RIBA and The Prince's Foundation have formed an unlikely alliance to provide architectural and urban design training.
The foundation has teamed up with RIBA's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Providers Network to offer lowcost educational courses for those within the industry. The foundation is among 40 new companies to have linked up with the network this year and joins a growing consortium of more than 400 institutions.
Joni Tyler, head of CPD at the RIBA, said: 'With talk of sustainable communities at the top of the design agenda, this will prove to be a very valuable partnership for the RIBA and our members.'
Michael Mehaffy, director of education for The Prince's Foundation, said: 'We are working hard to address the most timely topics facing professionals today.'
Other companies in the network include Color Kinetics, Interact Fire Solutions, Bauer Inner City and Drivers Jonas.