Quality of life, quality of service and quality of design are all linked. How we shape places affects how these qualities, the qualities that influence how people live their lives, are delivered.
Designing for outcomes – the opportunities that are available to people and communities is, argues Colin Mair, a key priority for the future pf placemaking.
We need to move from a position of managing problems to creating opportunities, not to address current financial challenges, but because building better outcomes are the basis of sustainable places.
This learning point summarises some of Colin’s thoughts from the Design Skills Symposium in Dundee 2010.