The community agenda
Buildings, neighbourhoods, and all of the spaces in between, matter to the people who use them as much as they matter to the designers that create them. Recognising the different voices and different views of all involved has to be a key component of developing projects that will prove sustainable, both as communities and as investments.
This chapter considers the role of the people that make housing into homes and spaces into places. The design agenda for housing presented in this book cannot be seen in isolation: along with a design-led approach to housing, it is the relationship between residents and designers, and the appropriate communication of design ideas, that delivers quality neighbourhoods.