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Design for Social Sustainability

Woodcraft, SB; Hackett, T; Bacon, N; Caistor Arendar, L; Hall, P; (2011) Design for Social Sustainability. The Young Foundation: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This report from Social Life, a Young Foundation venture, was originally commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the “Future Communities- Social Life” programme. It sets out a framework and online resource for built environment professionals and policymakers involved in planning, design, and creating communities and cities. It is based on an international review of new towns and communities and describes why some flourish and others fail. It finds that communities that do not work socially, at best fail to flourish, or at worst, spiral into decline. Critically, it finds that support services and interventions need to be designed at the right time for communities to function well in the long term, and provides practical advice about understanding how communities function socially.

Type: Report
Title: Design for Social Sustainability
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://youngfoundation.org/publications/design-fo...
Language: English
Additional information: Design for Social Sustainability by Social Life is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.social-life.co
Keywords: social sustainability, urban regeneration
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10087973
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