Good design

the fundamentals

An essay setting out the thinking behind CABE's strategy for 2008/09- 2010/11.

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Why does design matter – and what is the best way to achieve it? This essay by Richard Simmons, chief executive of CABE, sets out why architecture and urban design are such important cultural assets. It also tackles some of the lame excuses often given for poor designs.

The essay sets out the thinking behind Shape the future, CABE’s strategy for 2008/09- 2010/11. It will be of interest to architects, designers, clients and to government – and everyone else working with CABE and its agenda for promoting good design. 

Published on 26 January 2009

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