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Charles Campion joins Design Council’s new network of design experts

A multi-disciplinary, diverse community of practice set to address major social, environmental and economic challenges.

On Monday 19 April 2021, Design Council announced its refreshed network of built and natural environment experts who collectively embody the organisation’s commitment to make life better by design. Charles Campion, author of 20/20 Vision: Collaborative Planning & Placemaking (RIBA Publishing) and partner at JTP architects, masterplanners and placemakers, has been invited to joins the network as a “specialist”.  In addition, JTP has joined the network as a corporate partner.

“I am delighted to have been invited to be part of this diverse network and look forward to collaborating with Design Council colleagues and experts to deliver design advice and support services over the coming years, in my role as specialist and with JTP as a corporate partner.”

Charles Campion

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 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.”

Minnie Moll, Design Council Chief Executive

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.

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