what we do
There are times when places experience profound change, through regeneration or new development, and where there exists a unique and clear opportunity to shape their future trajectory. Social Life works with built environment professionals, governments and public agencies to take advantage of these moments to develop and spread innovative ways to create flourishing, resilient and socially sustainable places.
Our expertise is in understanding the social dimensions of placemaking and sustainability; understanding how to accelerate local social innovation; and translating these insights into practice and policy.
Social Life works in a number of different ways:
- New thinking and approaches: we develop ideas, research and evidence about social sustainability and placemaking
- Collaboration and partnership: we lead collaborative programmes, bringing together government, public and private sector partnerships to share new thinking and encourage innovation
- Testing and piloting: we test new approaches through practical projects
- Bespoke consultancy: we provide tailored advisory services to public and private sector organisations