Treating all groups with dignity and respect.
Everyone needs social interaction and contact with other people. Designing spaces for social integration in both the public and the private realm helps to create healthy and resilient communities. This is particularly important for community social infrastructure, such as parks, public squares, leisure centres and libraries, that all people should be able to enjoy and take part in.
Factors that can influence social integration within a space are the levels of sound and light. This can effect whether people linger in a space and interact with one another, or move swiftly through. Acoustic design and light levels should respond to the context of the space, for example, a library should be well-lit, with acoustic dampening to reduce noise from other parts of the space.