Inclusive Urban Design: Public Toilets [NOOK Book]

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This is a unique text providing both design guidance and policy direction for the provision and design of public toilets covering city-wide, district-level and site-specific principles. It highlights the role of urban design in reversing the trend of inadequate toilet provision, and sets out guidelines for design which meets both user need and provider requirements.


Greed presents the fundamental principle ...
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Inclusive Urban Design: Public Toilets

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Overview

This is a unique text providing both design guidance and policy direction for the provision and design of public toilets covering city-wide, district-level and site-specific principles. It highlights the role of urban design in reversing the trend of inadequate toilet provision, and sets out guidelines for design which meets both user need and provider requirements.


Greed presents the fundamental principle that toilets should not be dealt with in isolation from mainstream urban policy, but that they should be seen as a serious core component in both strategic urban policy and local area design. She argues toilets are valuable townscape features in their own right as manifestation civic pride and good urban design - essential architectural components which add to the quality and viability of an area.

Although a range of design guidance on toilets exists there is still considerable dissatisfaction with the end product in terms of building design, levels of provision, location, safety, layout, DDA requirements and accessibility. By outlining user demands and provider constraints, Greed shows that it is essential for architects to have an informed understanding and practical knowledge of toilet issues when working with public and private sector providers.

Examples of toilet architecture from other countries, and policies from different cultural settings, are included for comparative purposes to invigorate UK perspectives.

Audience: Architects, designers, urban policy makers, planners, sanitary authorities, health professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136396182
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Author: a member of All Mod Cons steering committee. Member of Japan Toilet Association and key note speaker at last International Public Toilet Conference in Japan. Has published articles on the subject and several books on Social Planning and Urban Design.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
List of Tables
Pt. 1 The problem of public toilets
Ch. 1 Introduction: background and context 3
Ch. 2 Conceptualising the problem of public toilets 17
Ch. 3 The historical development of public toilets 31
Ch. 4 The development of toilet provision within its legal context 51
Ch. 5 Cultural attitudes: separating or mixing 71
Ch. 6 Medical perspectives: incompetence or incontinence 95
Ch. 7 Environmental aspects: global and local 111
Pt. 2 The solutions
Ch. 8 Planning for toilets: city-wide macro level 133
Ch. 9 Disability or dis-enablement 155
Ch. 10 Universal urban design: district level 173
Ch. 11 Toilet design considerations: micro level 195
Ch. 12 Management, maintenance and finance 235
Ch. 13 Creating change: user and provider groups 257
Ch. 14 Routeways to change 277
App Toilet standards and guidance 295
Bibliography 307
Toilet terms and acronyms 329
Web links 333
Toilet legislation 337
Author Index 343
Subject Index 349
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