Design for equitable cities
ASF-UK is a non-profit organisation that supports communities and practitioners in co-designing more equitable cities. Our work centres around three areas:
We share knowledge
We want to ensure that the principles of participatory design and planning for equitable urban development become integral to built environment practice. To do so, we bring together civil society groups, education institutions and professional organisations, and facilitate knowledge sharing through workshops, seminars and the creation of learning resources.
We provide socio-technical support
We aim to assist our partners in affecting change in their own contexts by providing them with specialist design and planning support. To do this, we forge strong relationships with local organisations, work closely with civil society groups and their support networks, and facilitate the engagement of other built environment practitioners and stakeholders.
Through our communication and public engagement activities, we aim to influence policy and practice in the built environment. We make visible the impact of urban exclusion on people’s lives; demonstrate options for equitable urban development; and promote methods for centring equity in architecture, urban planning and design.