Quality of Life Foundation framework
The Quality of Life Foundation, founded by dRMM Director Sadie Morgan and backed by dRMM, has today launched a major new publication – the Quality of Life Framework.
The framework represents the culmination of over year’s worth of research discussions and engagement with communities, politicians and wider industry stakeholders to understand how he built environment can improve our physical, social and mental wellbeing.
Written in partnership with the award-winning design and research consultancy URBED, who also recently published the new National Design Code, the Quality of Life Foundation’s Framework addresses the changes that can be made across the development industry to ensure that homes are acquired, planned, constructed and managed to actively provide a better quality of life for everyone.
It brings together all of the Foundation’s work to date into six overriding themes; Control, Health, Nature, Wonder, Movement and Belonging. Positioned around a series of cases studies, the Framework offers practical steps to how communities, developers and their designers, and local authorities can create better places for people to live by placing greater emphasis on health and wellbeing.
This Framework comes at a pivotal moment for the industry and the UK as a whole. COVID-19 has brought the need for good quality housing into sharp focus and has demonstrated the importance of building resilient communities. Paired with the upcoming planning reforms, it is imperative that there is a fundamental reassessment of how we think about the built environment and its relationship with our overall health and wellbeing. As a society, we should be coming together to ensure that no one has poor health just because of the house they live in. This Framework sets the precedent for future schemes by exploring just how we can do that.