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The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) aims to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment. This will be achieved through its member and public education, in concert with allied community and professional groups. Join us!

How are we creating healthy and inclusive spaces? (1 HSW)

  • 1.  How are we creating healthy and inclusive spaces? (1 HSW)

    Posted 10-21-2019 14:22
    As designers, there is a great amount of opportunity (and responsibility) to shape the lives of people who live, work, and play in the spaces we create. Focusing on the social determinants of health can help reduce the inequity we see between communities and increase the quality of life for everyone. However, creating healthy spaces takes intention and doing so inclusively, even more so.

    What is your firm doing? Are you applying these elements to your projects? How can we do more?  Share your thoughts and strategies here, and consider attending a live course on Friday:

    Live Course: Designing with Intention: Inclusivity and Health

    October 25, 2-3pm ET
    We will discuss how inclusion can be used as an outcome, process, and tool and our speakers will share their experiences through case studies and best practices. 
    Register now >


    Julia D. Day, Associate Team Lead, Gehl NY

    Lynne M. Dearborn, PhD, AIA, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Monica Guerra, PhD, Senior Planner, Raimi + Associates

     Register now >

    Paola Capo
    Specialist, Sustainability & Communities by Design
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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