The Design Commission has come up with solid evidence in difficult areas about what in our built environment makes our lives better. It has looked at what can make us healthier, what can make communities get on better with each other, what can preserve our air quality and save energy and what can enable higher productivity.
This report argues that there are clear design principles that can be led at different governmental levels, and that the private sector has a key role to play as a behavioural change leader, rather than simply an implementer of policy.Read more
The All Party Design and Innovation Group, in collaboration with the Design Business Association and the British Industrial Design Association, are deighted to issue their response to the Government's Industrial Strategy Consultaiton.
APDIG and CHEAD (the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design) held an exclusive roundtable event in the House of Lords on Thursday 24th November, discussing how the creative sector can respond to the pressures and opportunity that Brexit presents.
Earlier this year, the All Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG), together with our members at the Design Business Association, submitted A Design for Brexit to HM Treasury, detailing ways in which the Chancellor could ensure that this vital sector of the economy could continue to grow and contribute to the future prosperity of the UK.Read more
The Design Commission is currently conducting research into the relationship between design and behaviour in the built environment.
Exploring this important relationship, the Commission will seek to reinvigorate our understanding of the role planning policy can play in driving positive social outcomes across the UK's local communities. It will pinpoint the importance of careful design in ensuring communities can thrive.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group is a forum for open debate between Parliament and the UK’s design and innovation communities.