Community groups play an important role in making great places through improving or looking after their local spaces.
Community groups can be a great catalyst for getting their particular place improved – and should be a vital part of the decision-making, commissioning and design process.
How we help community groups
Investigate how our participation tool can help you evaluate the quality of a public space, and debate and agree priorities for improvement.
A guide to the issues involved in transferring ownership and management of public space from local authorities to community groups.
Local green spaces are not being used because of their poor quality, according to our new report.
Read our guide to commissioning a building project, covering the four main stages of preparation, design, construction and use.
Discover how to produce better masterplans that lead to the physical, social and economic revival of places.
An action plan to improve the quality of open spaces within social housing areas.
A summary of research by CABE into the main barriers facing community groups in improving public spaces.
Find out how to lead the development or improvement of your public space, and read our inspirational case studies.
Examine the latest in the ongoing debate about how we ensure buildings and places are designed for everyone.
Useful facts on the importance of green spaces for people.
Discover how we can help young people play an active part in improving the places we live in.
Get ideas and resources for holding a school 'green day', making it a sustainable place in which to learn and play.