One of the desirable conditions of any place in which people live must be that they feel ‘at home’ in it. More than simply belonging, ‘social life’ also contributes significantly to quality of life and should be supported by design features and the broader environment in which we lives and works.

  • A mix of people: Neighbourhoods that provide homes for people with
    a mix of incomes, ages and backgrounds, in a variety of tenures.
  • Encouraging neighbourliness: Places that encourage opportunities for
    social interaction and foster a sense of neighbourliness and mutual support.
  • Plenty of services and opportunities: A rich mix of uses with shops and
    local services, schools and health facilities all within easy reach.