The Community Wellbeing Framework is an evidenced-based methodology to design for community wellbeing. The Framework is the result of a two-year collaborative research initiative between The Conference Board of Canada and DIALOG to study the relationship between the built environment and the wellbeing of people.  It provides easy-to-use approaches to examine design features that contribute to community wellbeing and facilitates decision-making among owners and users of place (the community) to enable the place (the project) to contribute, and continue to contribute throughout its life, to the wellbeing of the community.

Accepting the award on DIALOG’s behalf is Antonio Gómez-Palacio, a principal and urban designer based in DIALOG’s Toronto studio. Antonio’s professional experience and research focuses on the intersection of architecture, planning, and urban design, and Antonio championed the Framework’s development and implementation.