Three experts in design and sustainability tackle these questions on the seventh episode of Property Week’s  Climate Crisis Challenge  Podcast series with Hawkins Brown, one of the campaign’s supporting partners. 

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Blackstock Consulting’s Anna Beketov chaired the discussion with Darryl Chen, partner and urban design lead at Hawkins Brown, Eleanor Boyce, senior advisor for social value and places at the UK Green Building Council, and David Barrie, co-founder of several for-profit and non-profit ventures, including onRedchurch CIC.

In this episode, the guests define ‘social value’ and talk about how to unlock it across the built environment spectrum. The conversation then moved on to accessibility and creating social value in communities, as well as whether it ought to be a central concern in design and the issues with creating social value frameworks. The guests concluded with a discussion around social value’s relationship to ESG and wider sustainability metrics, and what should be demanded of governments on social value at the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow over the coming weeks.

Listen to the full episode for an insightful discussion on the relationship between social value, the built environment, and what it could mean for the future of sustainable design.