Creating Enabling Spaces
Thursday, October 25, 2018
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CDT
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Our housing, outdoor spaces, buildings and community infrastructure have not been designed to respect the needs and abilities across the lifespan. Planning for people of all ages and abilities is often left out of the process, or forgotten until the end of a project when it is too late. Simple changes at the beginning of a project can result in a good, accessible environment. Design which respects the age- and ability-continua can be used to enable citizens of all ages and abilities to function at their highest levels. This workshop will provide information on planning for accessibility and Universal Design, highlight two case studies using partnerships resulting in successful accessibility projects, and discuss resources available to communities when planning for accessibility.
• Attendees will become familiar with what they might expect conducting a sidewalk inventory and creating their rights of way transition plan.
• Attendees will gain an accurate understanding of what Universal Design is and is not – a common area of misunderstanding in our society.
• Attendees will learn how partnerships can successfully be developed through two case studies: the City of Springfield’s sidewalk inventory and creation of a Public Rights of Way Transition Plan; and a universal design park charrette held in Blue Springs MO
• Attendees will gain an understanding of a charrette as a resource and tool for creating enabling age-friendly environments and places.
Anne Marie Kinerk
Matthew Wright, AICP
Dawne Gardner, AICP
Bonnie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org