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

Health Begins at Home Health, happiness, and our ability to thrive: this all begins at home. Access to satisfactory housing is seen as a basic human right, but too much of the housing that we live in and that we design and build doesn’t hit the mark. At Design Council we think that we can do more to get this right, for... Health, happiness, and our ability to thrive: this all begins at home. Access to satisfactory housing is seen as a basic human right, but to

Feature — 21/10/2020

Design Council responds to Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Riski Sunak announced the next steps of the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In response Design Council’s Chief Executive, Sarah Weir OBE, said... Chancellor Riski Sunak announced the next steps of the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

News — 25/09/2020

Sarah Weir OBE to step down as Design Council Chief Executive Sarah Weir OBE has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Design Council after three and a half years at its helm, bringing to a close an illustrious career spanning 45 years. Her decision follows her diagnosis of a rare lung disease. Sarah Weir OBE has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Design Council after three and a half years...

News — 17/09/2020

ReDesign Business: bringing the design industry and business together Launching at London Design Festival 2020, ReDesign Business is a pioneering digital programme exploring what design and business can learn from each other. Launching at London Design Festival 2020, ReDesign Business is a pioneering digital programme exploring what design and business can...

Feature — 03/09/2020

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