Home Comforts during the Covid-19 Lockdown

The Good Homes Alliance worked alongside Place Alliance, Urban Design London, Urban Design Group, TCPA, Civic Voice and UCL on this study which investigates how the design of our homes and neighbourhoods effected our experience of the Covid-19 lockdown, and what lessons can be learned for the future.

The report summarises findings of a national survey of 2,500 households (representing 7,200 people) aimed at understanding how well or how poorly the design of our homes and their immediate neighbourhoods supported us during the period of coronavirus lockdown.

The intention was to understand what can be learned from this period of unprecedented stress on our home environments. The findings offer insights into how we should be designing or adapting them in the future in order that they are more resilient and better able to support happy and healthy lifestyles.

Findings are grouped according to the following themes:

1. About you during lockdown

2. Your home during lockdown

3. Your neighbourhood during lockdown

4. Your community during lockdown

Author: Place Alliance (Matthew Carmona, Valentina Giordano, Garima Nayyar, Jessica Kurland, Clare Buddle)

Publication date: October 2020

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