Inclusive Urban Design: Streets for Life

Inclusive Urban Design: Streets for Life

by Elizabeth Burton, Lynne Mitchell

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ISBN-13: 9780750664585
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/17/2006
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Burton MA (Cantab) DipArch DipUD PhD is Head of the Doctoral Programme and Reader in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. She is an architect and urban designer and the Director of the WISE (Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments) Research Unit in the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. Her expertise is in designing the built environment for wellbeing and quality of life, with recent grants from research councils, the Housing Corporation and the Department of Health.

LYNNE MITCHELL MPhil MRTPI is a Post Doctoral Researcher, Research Ethics Officer and Associate Postgraduate Research Tutor in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University. She is a chartered town planner and co-founder of the WISE (Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments Research Unit in the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD:WISE). Her research interests lie in the relationships between social sustainability and the built environment.

Table of Contents

Part 1;Streets for Life – Why?;The origins of the Streets for Life concept;The need for dementia-friendly streets;Older people’s experiences of their local streets;Part 2;Streets for Life – How?;Introduction;Familiarity;Legibility; Distinctiveness;Accessibility;Comfort;Safety;Part 3; Streets for Life – The Future?;Streets for Life in practice;Going further with Streets for Life;Bibliography;Subject index

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