A short, polished informative document, from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (2014), that presents the arguments for the importance of Community Connectedness to social and personal life, the role of local engagement and traditional building skills in this. It gives a brief sketch of the mistakes around social housing in the mid 1900s in the UK as evidence to back up the conclusions that :

The challenge of overcoming isolation and deepening social connectedness in our cities and towns requires holistic, long-term approaches. Our work across the world has shown that the quality our built environments has a deep impact on our quality of life. Places that are collaboratively designed with the community that they are meant to serve produce spaces that are more inclusive, foster a sense of belonging and are ultimately more sustainable.

http://www.socialconnectedness.org/wp-content/uploads/princes-foundation-community-connectedness.pdf

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