Design Council CABE (UK)


Healthy placemaking

Design Council's Healthy Placemaking report explores the attitudes and behaviours of built environment practitioners towards healthy placemaking.

The value of public space

Public space is a vital part of everyday urban life.

Hallmarks of a sustainable city

The world’s climate is changing. The scientific evidence is incontrovertible: most of this change is due to human activity, and the process is speeding up as more and more carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases are pumped into the atmosphere. The next 10 years...

Building and spaces: why design matters

This booklet promotes the importance of architecture and design quality at all levels. Britain is witnessing its largest public building programme for a generation. Every city, town and neighbourhood will see a marked change in its fabric over the course of the next decade.

The cost of bad design

The cost of bad design is a clarion call. There is no excuse for bad design, and no reason to accept poor standards, yet exemplary buildings remain the exception. The buildings and spaces being constructed now will shape the way our towns and cities function...