The Community Wellbeing Framework

At DIALOG, we are passionate about design. We believe it can, and should, meaningfully improve the wellbeing of communities and the environment we all share. We define community wellbeing as “the combination of social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions identified by individuals and their communities as essential for them to flourish and fulfill their potential.”

DIALOG, in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC), has developed a methodology and corresponding set of indicators and metrics to design for community wellbeing. This framework is a tool for designers, and project stakeholders to systematically address wellbeing along a variety of project types and scales.

CBoC’s research report, Community Wellbeing: A Framework for the Design Professions, will be officially released on July 18, 2018. We’ll post a link to the report on release day, and will continue to add Community Wellbeing news in this spot as the Framework develops.

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VIDEO: An Introduction to the Community Wellbeing Framework.

At a recent ULI event, Antonio Gomez-Palacio walked a group of city-builders through the high-level structure of the Framework, and why DIALOG is advocating to embed community wellbeing into he built environment.
Christopher Hume weighs in on the Community Wellbeing Framework.

The Community Wellbeing Framework in Azure Magazine