Impact report: chapter 4

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15/07/2020

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Design Council is a leading voice in the built environment sector. For decades we have delivered independent, expert design consultation helping to drive up the quality of design of our homes, neighbourhoods and infrastructure. In addition to our in-house team, we draw on our specialist network of 450 built environment experts to help create more sustainable, equitable developments in the UK and beyond.

This final chapter of our Making life better by design series explores our vast portfolio of work to prioritise design throughout the building process, from developing the skills of built environment professionals through to public engagement exercises.

In this chapter you will find information on:

Case Study: Reimaging Amble

When the fishing port of Amble lost one of its major employers, we worked with the local community to repurpose its existing resources so the area could still thrive. By keeping more of their daily catch in the town itself, residents were able to reinvent Amble as a major tourist destination for discerning seafood lovers, creating a wealth of new jobs and opportunities.  Find out more here.

News & opinion

How 'isolation art' brought people closer to the places they love We have travelled over 173,000 miles, 134 days, 100 requests, over 20 countries (including the God’s own county of Yorkshire) and 72 cities. We’ve gone to 15 places of worship, 10 museums or galleries and 5 performance venues, We have travelled over 173,000 miles, 134 days, 100 requests, over 20 countries (including the God’s own county of Yorkshire) and 72 cities.

News — 12/08/2020

Design in the Public Sector Programme 2020 - APPLICATIONS OPEN Local councils in England will be considering innovative new ways to address the climate crisis, thanks to the latest Design in the Public Sector programme – run by Design Council and the Local Government Association – which opens to applicants today Local councils in England will be considering innovative new ways to address the climate crisis...

News — 10/08/2020

Design Council responds to proposed planning reforms ​The government has today announced a shake-up of a planning system to streamline processes, cut red tape and harness technology to deliver homes faster. Key elements of the reforms, outlined in the policy paper Planning For The Future will see... ​The government has today announced a shake-up of a planning system to streamline processes, cut red tape and harness technology to...

News — 06/08/2020

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

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

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