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A Literature Review of the Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of Architecture and Design

DescriptionResearch aimed to gather sufficient national and international evidence of the social, economic and environmental impact of architecture and design, both positive and negative, to inform new design with a view to improving people's quality of life.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 10, 2006


Morris Hargreaves McIntyre
ISBN 0 7559 6151 X (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (784k)


Section 1: Executive Summary
Section 2: How to Read this Report
Section 3: Introduction
Section 4: Key Findings
Section 5: Review Framework
Section 6: Social
Section 7: Economic
Section 8: Environmental
Section 9: Conclusions
Selected References

The views expressed in the report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Scottish Executive or any other organisation(s) by which the author(s) is/are employed.

The Scottish Executive is making this research report available on-line in order to provide access to its contents for those interested in the subject. The Executive commissioned the research but has not exercised editorial control over the report. This web only report is accompanied by a summary in the "Education Research Programme Research Findings Series No/19, July 2006: A Literature Review of the Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of Architecture and Design".

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