Across the world, there is grave concern about the future of our planet. The UN’s 17 sustainable development goals provide a framework for how best to preserve and protect our planet, its inhabitants and resources, and we have identified one of these goals – climate change – as our primary focus for encouraging and supporting sustainable living. Harnessing the power of design, we can bring about meaningful change.

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Report / 16/04/2020

Design perspectives: sustainable living

In March 2020 Design Council launched its strategy which set the direction of work for the next four years. It has identified three strategic priorities where the greater use of design could make a significant difference and subsequently benefit...

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Sustainable Living - Is it time to press the reset button? It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change – so it is clearer who has the power to reduce social and environmental inequalities. This means understanding the responsibility of governments, private corporations and the financial sector in bringing about meaningful change,... It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change

Feature — 07/05/2020

Supporting the transition to a more sustainable future Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to share stories of their work and explore how design can support a transition to a more sustainable future. Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to

Report — 07/05/2020

Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector A series of workshops identifying the digital capabilities needed by recent graduates in built environment professions is to be hosted by Design Council, on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a member of the Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase of the Graduate Digital Capabilities for Built Environment Professionals.

News — 19/11/2020

Design Economy 2021: Commissioning Brief The ambition for DE21 is to move the Design Economy from being just about the state of design in the UK, to more robustly illustrate how design and design skills make a difference; and demonstrate the value they bring in helping the UK tackle major challenges that we are facing today – socially,... The ambition for DE21 is to move the Design Economy from being just about the state of design in the UK, to more robustly illustrate how ...

Guide — 12/11/2020