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A Framework for Creating Thriving New Communities: Social Life


Social Life wrote this report ‘Design for Social Sustainability‘ in 2012.

I’ve taken out key pages – the ones with the really helpful diagrams – to make it quicker for you to get the useful bits. Read the report for contextual insights.

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´┐╝Reference 39 is: Mulgan, G. (January 2009) Feedback and belonging: Explaining the dynamics of diversity Continue reading

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Design and Education in Rural America

This is a great example of how using design in a school can have a wider impact on the community. Project H has not only redesigned school spaces in a small rural American town, it has also developed a design education programme where the students collectively build useful projects for their community – one a year. This year they are going to build a farmer’s market, then a bus shelter next year, then home improvements for the elderly in the third year.

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Perhaps projects such as Enabling Technology could be brought to life through working with schools in the same way?

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