The value of design
Promoting the value of design has been central to CABE’s research programme.
Our work on the value of design has included investigating the economic, social and environmental values relevant to the built environment; showing how good design improves quality of life, equality of opportunity and economic prospects; and exposing the social and economic costs of bad design.
Value of design at CABE
The iVALUL project shows how the quality of an individual street is directly related to its place in the network of streets that make up a place.
Learn how good street design contributes to both economic benefits and public value.
Download our practical guide for public sector organisations to get the most from the buildings and spaces in their area.
Hear what people across England had to say about what happens when buildings and spaces go wrong.
Understand the concept of 'physical capital'. What is it? Can it be measured? How can it help to create better places?
Explaining why traditional accounting methods are unhelpful when valuing assets – such as parks – that can appreciate over time.
Examining how well-planned and managed parks, gardens and squares can increase the value of nearby properties and attract people and inward investment.
Read how investment in good design generates economic and social value.
Download our ground-breaking attempt to pin down the economic, social and environmental value of good urban design.
See the benefits of well-designed workplaces and how office design can affect business performance.