There is a clear and established value proposition for good design. This is about more than just looks, it is about creating long-term value – economic, social, and environmental. We have included here a range of information, publications and papers to read at your leisure, distribute to your friends, or use as research to write your own material. We’ll be adding to this section regularly, providing links to websites, videos, and other material you may wish to access to further explore the issues.
The Value of Good Design
In this publication the UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) summarises key research from the UK and abroad to show that investment in good design generates economic and social value. There is a clear value proposition for good design whichthis campaign wants to highlight.
Shaping our places MEDIA KIT
Use our media kit for a complete rundown on the campaign, frequently asked questions (FAQ), and contact details for spokespeople. While primarily for media it is also a useful resource for those interested in the background of the campaign.
Shaping our places ADVOCACY KIT
Use this advocacy kit to help advocate to your local representatives. It includes some tools and tips for advocacy, with key messages, and a suggested draft letter. It is important that you make it your own by including your own experiences and views.
On the road to the upcoming council elections, we have searched through the web and found the links for your regional and district councils’ LTCCPs. Click here to find out more about what your council has in store for your community, and make the vision, or lack of vision as the case may be, an issue for the upcoming local body elections.
Talk to an Architect is provided to help you take a confident first step towards participating in a highly creative, collaborative, and rewarding process with your architect. They’ll even help you get the conversation started. Visit the new website here for information on how they can help you with your project.
With local body elections fast approaching, a number of candidates have now been declared with more expected over the coming months. Local government has a huge role to play in the shape of our communities.
Here are the responses for the questions that we asked and answers we have recieved from candidates from around the country.