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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.

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Building Bulletin 100 - Design for Fire Safety in Schools

Authoritative and comprehensive guide. Applies to nursery schools, primary and secondary schools, academies and city technology colleges, special schools and pupil referral units.
The guidance is aimed at designers, fire engineers, building control bodies and fire safety officers. Head teachers, governors, teaching staff and facilities, maintenance staff and fire...

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Changing Places Consortium - Changing Places: the practical guide Approved Document Part B

Complete, authoritative, inspiring- case studies, real people, real challenges, innovative solutions. "Changing Places toilets: the practical Guide to provide readers with practical guidance on the design and management of a CP Changing Places pubic toilet as well as an understanding of why they are needed and who is likely to...

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Department for Health Building Notes (HBNs)

The website gives access to free downloads on all notes as high quality Pdf’s. Health building notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation/extension of existing facilities. They provide information to support the briefing and design processes for individual projects...

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Department for Transport – Local Transport Note 1/12 Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Discusses the duties under the Equality Act 2010 that are particularly relevant. It suggests a scheme development process to help in deciding whether shared use is appropriate for any given situation and stresses the importance of high-quality inclusive design that addresses the needs of all users. It places particular emphasis...

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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...

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