In the document CABE said street regeneration can release 'latent property value' and act as a catalyst for wider renewal.
CABE Space director Sarah Gaventa said: 'It's clear from the research that investing in design quality pays. It pays for business and developers by boosting property values, and it pays for the public by creating places that we want to spend our time in.'
The quango hopes the report can be used to pile pressure on developers, local authorities and business by investing in the streetscape.
Gaventa said: 'Better-designed streets can benefit the whole community, boosting health as people choose to walk or cycle, and creating lively places full of people where street crime is reduced. The state of our streets affects the quality of our lives. We need to design better streets.'