Building for Life: Delivering Great Places to Live
Mæ was appointed by CABE to write ‘Delivering Great Places to Live’, the companion Guide to the Building for Life Standard. Mæ’s Alex Ely set up the Building for Life Initiative and created the Standard when Head of Sustainable Communities at CABE.
The Standard was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister in 2003 and adopted by Government as the benchmark for new housing projects. It has since become a national measure of neighbourhood design quality.
The Building for Life Standard covers issues of place making, character and identity, access and movement, construction and technology, public space, amenity and community.