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COVID-19 UPDATE

Design Council is now working virtually in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff and stakeholders, and continue our mission to make life better by design. We will continue to convene people from across all disciplines and sectors – from grassroots to government – over the coming weeks. We know that our stakeholders will have many questions about how to adapt to life during and after COVID-19, from safeguarding our health and wellbeing, to reshaping and rebuilding local economies, to leading more sustainable lives. 

We are currently exploring how we can best support those of you who are thinking about how you can reshape and deliver your services, or adapt your spaces given our changed way of life at this time. Please do get in touch to share your thoughts or if you think we can support you, email us on innovation@designcouncil.org.uk.

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Design Can Help Lead Britain’s ‘Bounce Back’ from COVID-19, But The Economic Threat Is Huge Data published by the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) on the impact of COVID19 has illustrated what we all knew and feared: many of our most cherished sectors are under enormous threat. The scale is hard to grasp even as we become used to such huge statistics. Data published by the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) on the impact of COVID19 has illustrated what we all knew and feared:,

News — 16/06/2020

How the design of places can support the COVID-19 emergency and shape a post-crisis society A few days into the COVID-19 lockdown, Design Council virtually gathered a group of Built Environment Experts to harness their shared brainpower and conceive meaningful ways in which we, as a collective group and national organisation, could provide immediate help. A few days into the COVID-19 lockdown, Design Council virtually gathered a group of Built Environment Experts

News — 03/04/2020

How the design of businesses, services & social innovation can support during the COVID-19... On Thursday, 26th March, Design Council convened our network of experts through a series of remote roundtables. Key topics on the table spanned from getting equipment and resources to those most in need through to a total redesign of services as we currently know them On Thursday, 26th March, Design Council convened our network of experts through a series of remote roundtables.

News — 03/04/2020

What public engagement teaches us about housing design People want different things from their homes at different stages of their lives but some things are universal, writes our Chief Executive, Sarah Weir. People want different things from their homes at different stages of their lives but some things are universal, writes our Chief Executive,

News — 03/08/2020

Journal 11 on sustainable towns and cities Welcome to Design Council’s journal. Today’s entry is on the physical and spatial characteristics of sustainable towns and cities and the transformation of Rainbow Park. Today’s entry is on the physical and spatial characteristics of sustainable towns and cities and the transformation of Rainbow Park.

News — 27/07/2020

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International station design competition now open Design Council welcomes the launch of Network Rail’s and the RIBA’s international station design competition Design Council welcomes the launch of Network Rail’s and the RIBA’s international station design competition

News — 16/07/2020

CEO Blog: Design is vital. Our evidence tells us so. For many years, Design Council has championed the value of design, using evidence-based research to show its economic, social and environmental impact. Now for the first time we’ve brought our learning together into one document. For many years, Design Council has championed the value of design, using evidence-based research to show its economic, social and environmen

News — 15/07/2020

Design Council launches housing guide for Home of 2030 competition The results of a wide-reaching public engagement exercise designed to understand and provide new insight into what people need from their homes has been launched today (Monday, 13th July 2020) by Design Council. The results of a wide-reaching public engagement exercise designed to understand and provide new insight into what people need

News — 08/07/2020
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