The Value Mapping project was commissioned by CABE in late 2005 and was managed by the Young Foundation, drawing on a team with experience of research and practice.

The project was commissioned in order to better capture less tangible things that people value from places. It looked at aspects of the built urban environment for which markets (and therefore hard monetary values) do not exist. The aim was to ensure these values receive greater prominence in future decisions on proposed developments. This would bring decision-making that inspired more confidence and ensure that public values would receive greater prominence in relation to the more easily calculable private ones.

Housing & regeneration

Posted on: 17 March 2006


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