Creating Strong Communities

This report describes an innovative project to develop a measurement framework to assess the quality of life and community strength in new housing developments. The project was commissioned by The Berkeley Group and was carried out by Social Life in partnership with the University of Reading.

This work shows that the social sustainability of new housing developments can be assessed, offering lessons which enrich the process of building successful places. That is crucial as the Government seeks to encourage one of the biggest housebuilding programmes this country has seen in a generation. 

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