Multi-disciplinary, diverse community of practice set to address major social, environmental and economic challenges.
Design Council has today announced its refreshed network of almost 400 built and natural environment experts who collectively embody the organisation’s commitment to make life better by design. JTP is delighted to join the Design Council network as a corporate partner and looks forward to working with this network on projects, research and delivery.
In addition, Charles Campion, who leads JTP’s Collaborative Placemaking team, also joins the network, continuing from his previous role as a built environment expert.
The Design Council expert network, which consists of a wide range of active leaders and change makers from various professions, backgrounds and regions, is an essential part of Design Council’s role in delivering design advice and support services in the built and natural environment and beyond.
Over the coming months, this new network of experts will join with Design Council’s recently refreshed group of design associates, to form a dynamic community of practice which will share ideas, insights and develop exciting opportunities to collaborate. By bringing together experts in place, social and business innovation, service and systemic design, and by better reflecting underrepresented groups, this community of practice is in a strong position to respond positively and even more effectively to some of society’s most pressing challenges.
The appointment includes 34 ambassadors, 350 associates and specialists as well more than 20 corporate partners, representing a wide variety of skills, expertise and experience in the industry across the UK, including all nine regions in England. The new structure replaces Design Council’s previous roster of built environment experts, many of whom applied for and were welcomed into the new group.
The full list of new corporate partners, associates and specialists can be seen here.
Integral to the network is its ability to offer Design Council’s clients and contacts a range of expertise, best serving their communities and wider society. Underpinning this is a passion for design innovation and creating truly inclusive environments. Each expert has a distinct role, from architecture, urban design and landscape architecture to circular economy and net zero carbon consultancy, which can shape ideas and projects from the earliest stages.
The social, environmental and economic value of the built and natural environment is informed and enhanced by solutions that are inclusive and holistic. I am delighted to welcome back many of our existing experts as well as introduce new faces and bring them together with our highly acclaimed design associates to build a dynamic community of practice. In creating the new network we deliberately set out to increase the diversity in the group, reflecting under-represented groups and bringing greater breadth of perspective and expertise.
Design Council Chief Executive, Minnie Moll