Open space, people space

OPENspace, 2004, Open space, people space, OPENspace, Edinburgh

  • Author : OPENspace
  • Year : 2004
  • Publisher : OPENspace
  • Publisher's Location : Edinburgh
  • ISBN : ISBN 1-9004443-03-6
  • Pages : 0
  • Abstract : Accessible outdoor spaces are places people can use and enjoy, regardless of background, age or economic status. Inclusive access to high quality public spaces is therefore a cornerstone of democracy and social equity. Inclusive access is at the forefront of good planning and design today, and is central to government priorities in Britain to improve people's quality of life. It is at the heart of programmes for urban renaissance and for revitalising the tourist industry in town and countryside. Good open space design has implications for health, safety and crime reduction. The implementation of UK disability discrimination legislation, which came fully into force in 2004, has emphasised the need to widen access for all people and to address users' needs directly. Open space: the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments, hosted a three-day conference in Edinburgh to review recent research and debate current issues surrounding good design for open space and social inclusion - spaces and places for the 21st century.
  • Comments : This Cd-rom contains the Proceedings from Open Space: People Space, An International Conference On Inclusive Outdoor Environment. 27 - 29 October 2004, Edinburgh, UK. The programme included contributions from an international array of experts covering the major themes of the conference: children and young people, disability and social inclusion, health and restorative environments and tourism and leisure. Key speakers and plenary speakers include Ken Worpole, Urban Social Policy Advisor, Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture,UC Berkley, Nilda Cosco, Natural Learning Initiative, USA, Judy Ling Wong, Black Environment Network,, Jahn Gehl, Urban Designer, Copenhagen, Catharine Ward Thompson, OPENspace, Sean Prendergast, Peak District National Park Authority, Simon Bell, OPENspace,, Anne Begg, MP Aberdeen South,, Peter Aspinall, OPENspace, Terry Hartig, Institute of Housing and Urban Research, Sweden, John Zeisel, Hearthstone Alzheimer Care Ltd. USA.
  • Outline : KEYWORDS: accessibility, childeren, elderly, disability, health, inclusive access, open space planning, public space, social groups, social inclusion, recreation, urban design, urban regeneration.