Access for All: Approaches to the Built Environment by Wolfgang Christ

By Wolfgang Christ

Entry and accessibility are principal subject matters in structure and urbanism. The target is to make structures available either horizontally and vertically, in addition to to supply them with technical infrastructure. however the goal can also be to make sure the accessibility of complete streets, routes, parks, and squares, or even complete towns and areas. this day, entry is a key idea within the so much disparate components of lifestyles. therefore, it's also an issue of entry to wisdom and schooling, entry to wisdom media just like the web, entry to healthcare, entry to languages, and so on. In 13 articles, this e-book offers with this global of entry in structure, urban making plans, and neighboring fields. themes contain making sure the accessibility of whole city parts, renewing that of components that have been formerly applied in a different way, together with the final population in suggestion making plans, and the way structure might help supply entry to a greater caliber of lifestyles.

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Space as a continuum The experience of the Schindler Group, a global mobility provider established in 1874, is that city planners, architects, and engineers have the necessary expertise and technologies to develop inclusive models of urban development. What is needed are new ideas about how to apply that knowledge, and for the protagonists involved to be able to look beyond their own objectives to a more encompassing view of the possibilities available. Especially important is that all parties involved in design and construction consider their project - be it a building, a city block, a city quarter or a city itself - from the perspective of the people who will eventually inhabit the space.

Atthe end of a morning or afternoon session all the topic groups that have taken place meet together for a plena ry 54 John Thompson/ Andreas von Zadow Collaborative planning process pre-Planning Process AnmaUOO 1f1'IO/Vemen' Vl ~ UJ 0X UJ UJ :r: f- Vl c:: UJ o -' o:r: UJ >.! et Vl Contributors to the process. session. One or two participants in each group themes for these sessions often emerge out of will work with the facilitators to create a flip- the topic groups , and are then developed into a cha rt summary of the points of consensus in- more physical form, working in small groups around large- scale plan s of the area .

At this point the professional team will use their expertise and stimulate the debate by suggesting funding streams and management possibilities as well cooperation - Urban planning isa community project 53 North Littlehampton - hand-drawn vignettes illustrating the character of key spaces. as providing supportive anecdotal evidence of how dreams have been achieved elsewhere . During these sessions participants contribute by jotting down ideas on post -it note s, which are then read back to them before being grouped into themes or categories .

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