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Universal design: Who do we design for?

Planning News
Volume 43 Issue 4 (May 2017)

Abstract: At its core, urban design is about creating places for people, yet we seem to continue to exclude. Perhaps not wilfully, but excluding all the same. Without considering all, we risk condemning the most vulnerable of our community to an unsustainable, inaccessible world. The late Stella Young, Australian Journalist, Disability Rights Activist and Comedian put it succinctly; "My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn't accessible." By embracing Universal Design Thinking our urban places can accommodate everyone; you, me, young, old and those with disabilities.

To cite this article: Crook, Robina. Universal design: Who do we design for? [online]. Planning News, Vol. 43, No. 4, May 2017: 8. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=814576048254665;res=IELBUS> ISSN: 1329-2862. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Crook, Robina; Source: Planning News, Vol. 43, No. 4, May 2017: 8 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1329-2862 Subject: City planning--Designs and plans; Curtin University; People with disabilities--Services for--Planning; Affiliation: (1) Associate, HASSELL

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