Good Foundations: Towards a Low Carbon, High Well-being Built Environment

Published on 1 February 2010

How do buildings affect our well-being? And what impact do they have on the environment? This report, commissioned by the Happold Trust, explores how architects, engineers, planners and policymakers can ensure that new development projects work for people and the planet.

Good Foundations was commissioned by the Happold Trust to present a new vision of successful development; development that works for people and the planet. It was born out of an increasing concern among professionals across the built environment sector that the current system by which we plan, design, and develop our neighbourhoods is inadequate when it comes to those things in life that really matter.


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Aked, J., Michaelson, J. and Steuer, N.


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