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DIALOG Edmonton Studio Hosts Community Wellbeing Framework Workshop During Edmonton Design Week

October 4, 2023

DIALOG’s Edmonton studio is delighted to host an interactive Community Wellbeing Framework workshop and open house during Edmonton Design Week, facilitated by DIALOG Partners Magdalena Warshawski and Tai Ziola, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 3 p.m. MT.  

In this workshop, attendees will explore the Community Wellbeing Framework – an evidenced-based methodology to design for community wellbeing – as a tool to address a design challenge related to Edmonton’s Downtown Historic Warehouse District along 104 Street.

Event Details

Date:                              Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time:                             Workshop: 3-5 p.m. MT | Open House: 5-6 p.m. MT
Location:                      DIALOG Studio, 10237 – 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB
Fee:                                Workshop: $5 | Open House: Free

Click HERE to register for the event.

The Community Wellbeing Framework

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. Research findings for the Framework were informed by literature review, case study applications, consultation with health and design professionals across North America, and peer reviewed by researchers at Cornell University, Université Laval, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Community Wellbeing Framework was designed to be an open-ended and self-determined guide for built environment design professionals. 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.

This event will be facilitated by DIALOG Partners, Magdalena Warshawski and Tai Ziola.

About Edmonton Design Week

From October 10 to 15, 2023, Edmonton Design Week celebrates design in the city of Edmonton, showcasing the city’s diverse design world through interactive exhibitions, events, and speaker sessions by industry leaders. Hosted by Media Architecture Design Edmonton, the design week provides an opportunity for attendees to become part of the design process and shape the future with design through ideation and creation.