Great design can change the places we live in and the way we live in them. Better buildings and places that takes the health and wellbeing of people into consideration, can bring the community together, facilitate long term behavioural change and transform lifestyles for the better. In this series we explore those places and buildings where design has contributed in improving people’s overall wellbeing.

Design Council’s role is taking every opportunity in our work across government, with Homes England, local authorities, developers and communities to champion design standards, skills and thinking. Using our experience, insight and expertise we can then, together, deliver better design.

Our Healthy Placemaking report explores the attitudes and behaviours of built environment practitioners towards healthy placemaking. The report makes a valuable contribution to the evidence base, highlighting for the first time the barriers which inhibit UK built environment practitioners from creating places that reduce cases of preventable disease and early death.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Read the latest story in our Better Places series based on Walthamstow Wetlands!

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High Streets Task Force now open for business The High Streets Task Force – an alliance of place-making experts, including Design Council – is now open for business. The consortium provides encouragement, tools and skills to help communities and local government to transform their high streets. The High Streets Task Force – an alliance of place-making experts, including Design Council – is now open for business.

News — 23/06/2020

Journal 10 on wellbeing and urban development Welcome to Design Council’s journal. Today’s entry is on sleep quality, wellbeing and urban development. Welcome to Design Council’s journal. Today’s entry is on sleep quality, wellbeing and urban development.

News — 22/06/2020