ResPublica is launching its latest report: A Community Right to Beauty: Giving communities the power to shape, enhance and create beautiful places, buildings and spaces. Arguing for the restoration and democratisation of beauty in public policy, this seminal publication recommends the extension of community influence in the planning process to ensure beautiful localities are accessible to all.
Based on findings from a public poll conducted by leading pollsters Ipsos Mori, the report explores the public’s attitudes towards beauty and perceived local access to beautiful spaces.
Beauty plays a central role in enabling people and communities to flourish. The report highlights the health, economic, social and civic benefits of living near beautiful surroundings, and reasserts the importance of its intrinsic value.
The report argues for a 'community right to beauty' to be introduced via primary legislation, the details of which will be revealed in the report. The policy recommendations set out a range of new powers and incentives to support the democratic discernment of what makes a neighbourhood beautiful, and communities' ability to independently create, shape and improve their locale.
- Phillip Blond, ResPublica's Director (opening)
- Chris Bryant MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
- Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP, former Conservative Minister
- Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance
- Dame Fiona Reynolds, former Chair of the National Trust
The discussion panel includes a diverse range of senior representatives from across the national and local government, civil society, the media and leading charities and businesses.
Please note that this event is free to attend but booking is essential and places are limited. For more information or to book, click here.