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Poverty, place and inequality Why place-based approaches are key to tackling poverty and inequality

This report argues that ‘people-based’ approaches on their own are not enough to reduce poverty and inequality. The report sets out how better built environments and stronger place-based initiatives can support and promote employment, educational achievement, better health and improved social mobility.

Published by The Royal Town Planning Institute, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Inclusive Design: creating a user’s world

This teaching package consists of a DVD, which explores the nature of inclusive design processes by using live examples of architectural projects as a basis for discussion, and accompanying notes for tutors. The role and relationship of the architects, the client, the user advisors, access consultants, and other members of...

Published by Royal Institute of British Architects, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Health and wellbeing impacts of environmental enhancement activities

This theory led systematic review aims to understand:
- What are the health and wellbeing impacts of taking part in environmental enhancement/conservation activities for different groups of people?
- How do these projects achieve these benefits?
- Are there particular impacts on different groups of people?
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Published by Univeristy of Exeter, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Green Spaces Outdoor Environments for Adults with Autism

This publication describes how design can create beneficial green spaces for adults with autism to enjoy being out in the garden, while at the same time anticipating and managing the inevitable challenges of the unpredictable outdoors. It looks in particular at leisure, occupation and exercise activities, offering design guidance on...

Published by Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design - Royal College of Art, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Cycle BOOM Design for Lifelong Health and Wellbeing

Cycle BOOM was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the UK Research Councils' Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme. The project ran for three-years from 2013 to 2016. The website inlcudes a series of Briefing Notes, videos documenting the cycle BOOM study and other outputs....

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Inclusive Design Awards Judging Guidance

This guidance aims to assist organisations when judging schemes nominated for awards, in terms of their success in creating an inclusive environment which provides suitable solutions for as many people as possible and it has been produced by the Access Association. The guidance sets out the general principals of inclusive...

Published by The Access Association, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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