Design blends architecture, landscape architecture, and planning together to make groups of buildings, neighbourhoods, and whole settlements functional, attractive to live in and sustainable.
We believe that:
- good design is at the heart of a sustainable community
- the impacts of climate change are such that we must be more attentive to design issues and the need to accommodate adaptation
- planning and design are society's essential tools for making successful and enjoyable places that will provide a high quality of life, economic growth and environmental protection
- the design element of planning provides a vehicle for communities to identify, protect and enhance the assets that matter to them and retain the distinctiveness of their area.
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