Fundamental to community is the idea that we can build a better future together. Collectively, we can reach for horizons beyond current challenges. We should expect, and indeed can achieve, the best. Moreover, we can find inspiration and motivation in each other’s talents.


The idea of a better tomorrow is why we plan. But it is not enough to simply know where we are going. We also have to be artful about how we get there. Design is a search for added value and a high quality of life. It celebrates our history and diversity, while revealing new possibilities. It lifts us above the routine and does not allow for mediocrity. In this sense, planning and design are far from being merely the back-room activities of experts. They are an integral part of everyday life - a visible proposition, a collective engagement, an ongoing dialogue.