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

100 days to COP26 It’s 100 days to go until COP26 - the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference - and the most important summit on climate change in a generation. It’s 100 days to go until COP26 - the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference - and the most important summit on climate change in a g

News — 23/07/2021

Invitation to tender: research on the social, environmental and economic value of design Design Council is inviting proposals to deliver research exploring the social, environmental and economic value of design to the UK. Through a series of three tenders, we are seeking to commission research organisations or consortia to deliver one or more work packages set out below. Design Council is inviting proposals to deliver research exploring the social, environmental and economic value of design to the UK.

News — 08/07/2021

Tender opportunity for production team We are looking for a production team to produce a 2-day Design x Climate Festival alongside COP26 at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (date tbc but between 7-12 November), which brings together designers from across disciplines, regions of the UK and different types of diverse backgrounds... We are looking for a production team to produce a 2-day Design x Climate Festival alongside COP26 at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

News — 01/07/2021

Tender opportunity for film-makers We are looking for a powerful film as part of a campaign to show the pivotal role of design in addressing the climate crisis. We are looking for a powerful film as part of a campaign to show the pivotal role of design in addressing the climate crisis.

News — 01/07/2021

Design in the Public Sector ‘Climate Action’ Final Showcase  The Design in the Public Sector programme, delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association, supports public sector leaders to explore key challenges affecting their local communities and identify innovative opportunities to deliver positive and sustainable change. The Design in the Public Sector programme, delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association, supports public sector leaders...

News — 27/05/2021

Designing for net zero is not ambitious enough warns Design Council Design Council launches new framework enabling designers to respond more effectively to climate crisis and other systemic challenges. Design Council launches new framework enabling designers to respond more effectively to climate crisis and other systemic challenges.

News — 22/04/2021

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