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Design Council launches Inclusive Environments CPD Inclusive environments are places that work better for everybody – Our new online Inclusive Environments CPD training course for Built Environment professionals is now available for free. Our new online Inclusive Environments CPD training course for Built Environment professionals is now available for free.

News — 28/01/2019

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Catherine Horwill argues that housing planning needs people placed at the centre A fundamental re-think of how housing is planned, delivered and managed is needed. This should include innovation within the planning system, pursuing funding and financing alternatives and embracing the efficiencies of modern methods of construction. A fundamental re-think of how housing is planned, delivered and managed is needed.

Feature — 07/08/2019

Inclusive Design at the inaugural Festival of Place: Our CEO, Sarah Weir OBE, reflects on last... Design Council have long been advocating for a ‘whole-place’ and inclusive approach to how we plan our housing, communities, towns and cities. That’s why being part of the inaugural Festival of Place in July 2019 was a refreshing experience. Design Council have long been advocating for a whole-place and inclusive approach to how we plan our housing, communities, towns and cities

Feature — 07/08/2019

Meet the Spark finalists 2019 This year, another 10 ventures are selected as Design Council Spark programme finalists. Their challenge was to come up with bright ideas for independent living, that will make life at home easier and better for all. Read on to find out about the products that will be refined and transformed over... This year, another 10 ventures are selected as Design Council Spark programme finalists.

Feature — 23/07/2019

It might be contentious, but ‘building beautiful’ could fix housebuilding There is a general consensus that the system of how we build houses, places and spaces in this country simply isn’t working. While the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission may not be the catchiest name, the term ‘beautiful’ will always prove to be contentious. There is a general consensus that the system of how we build houses, places and spaces in this country simply isn’t working.

News — 16/07/2019
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