Montreal Design Declaration

July 3, 2018

The Montreal Design Declaration was a milestone marking the launch of a collaborative effort to utilise the potential of design for all, and concludes: “All people deserve to live in a well-designed world.”

The Declaration defines the Value of Design through 8 bold propositions:

  • Design is a driver of innovation and competition, growth and development, efficiency and prosperity.
  • Design is an agent for sustainable solutions.
  • Design expresses culture.
  • Design adds value to technology.
  • Design facilitates change.
  • Design introduces intelligence to cities.
  • Design addresses resiliency and manages risk.
  • Design fosters development.

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