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Design review

Principles and practice

Design review is a tried and tested method of promoting good design and a cost-effective way of improving quality.

Cover of Design review: Principles and practice

Design review: principles and practice

Design review: principles and practice explains how design review can support good design through the planning process and how to set up and run a design review panel. Case studies illustrate the breadth of panels now operating and share learning from their experiences.

The publication will help anyone running or wanting to establish a panel, including local authorities and other public bodies. It will also interest architects, planners and clients.

Supplementary information

This publication is based on information from a 2008 survey of local and regional design review panels.

We have also published further details of several aspects of running a design review panel.

Published on 3 November 2009