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Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design, New York City

Authoritative and comprehensive guide wide-ranging in subject areas, and inspiring, but NYC focussed for the most part. Active Design Guidelines aim to reverse recent poor health trends linked to unhealthy lifestyles, by providing architects and urban designers with a manual for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces.

Published by City of New York, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Design for social sustainability A framework for creating thriving new communities

This paper sets out how to plan, design and develop successful and socially sustainable new communities. The ideas and examples are drawn from a large scale review of evidence about what makes communities flourish, with practical examples and approaches from new settlements around the world. The paper argues that building...

Published by Saffron Woodcraft with Tricia Hackett & Lucia Caistor-Arendar, Social Life, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Easy Access to Historic Buildings

With a carefully structured methodology covering issues from: Why access matters, Conservation principles and the statutory framework, what is 'Reasonable' & Barriers to access, Making access a reality, to Practical advice and examples, this publication and its sister volume Easy Access to Historic Landscapes takes the reader through a usefully...

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English Federation of Disability Sport website

An excellent, comprehensive resource for both users and planners/ designers/ providers, this website is backed up by systematic ongoing participative research programmes- "To ensure that the recommendations we provide are accurate, relevant and robust, EFDS aim to be the leading centre for commissioning specialist market knowledge and evidence-led insight for...

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Inclusive Design Toolkit

An online resource that covers topics such as 'What is inclusive design?', 'Why do inclusive design', 'How do I get started' to 'Inclusive design tools' and' User capabilities'. Each section has case studies and downloads to support inclusive design and consultation processes and specific functions. Regularly updated....

Published by Cambridge University & BT (Roger Coleman, John Clarkson, Ian Hosking and Sam Waller), This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, University of Salford

The website of SURFACE a multi-disciplinary centre forging a joined-up approach to teaching, research and consultancy in inclusive design using the social model of disability, from the planning of the public realm to the detailing of the home, its products and technologies the research page contains many free downloads from...

Published by SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre, University of Salford, This link will take you to a website which is not managed by the Design Council.
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Universal Design E-World Website

UD E-World was developed and is supported by the Centre on Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Centre), University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Universal Design E-World is an interactive community for professionals, educators, and students interested in learning and contributing to the advancement of Universal Design. The...

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BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

Based on government guidance and provides a best practice framework for fire safety. The standard outlines ways to test all aspects of your fire strategy, including easy access to exits, to ensure the safety of people in and around the buildings. This includes how to manage fire safety throughout the...

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BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of practice

Looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings

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BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people - Code of Practice

Looks at the design of buildings and their ability to meet the requirements of disabled people. By offering best-practice recommendations, this standard explains how architectural design and the built environment can help disabled people to make the most of their surroundings. BS 8300: 2009+A1: 2010 looks at how some facilities,...

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KIDS Inclusivity Assessment Tool for Play Spaces

A free self assessment tool built upon the 6 Inclusive Design Principles, taken from the Disability Rights Commission (now the Equality and Human Rights Commission). It is designed to be used as a checklist during the development and design of new or existing play spaces, so that all aspects have...

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