MON-B02: Accessible Design as Good Design: A Conversation from the Field

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Landscape architects and their clients often worry that accessibility requirements will compromise design quality and water down otherwise cutting-edge projects. Join a landscape architect, an urban strategist, and a disability-rights advocate in a panel discussion as they share successes and bemoan compromises on both sides of the conversation. Learning Objectives - Identify the basic principles of Universal Design as applied in urban landscape architecture. - Learn specific design choices relative to accessibility and Universal Design for “special” populations, and how they can be of benefit in all design contexts. - Learn about global approaches to the design of streets and public spaces from a “complete streets” perspective. - Understand the “carrots” and “sticks” of the regulatory environment and disability rights advocacy, and how both benefit the public at large.