Appel à contribution : Open Space, people space. Date limite 31st January, 2011
Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors,
a conference on research into inclusive outdoor environments for all
John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh 27th – 29th June, 2011
OPENspace, in collaboration with research partners at the Universities of Salford and Warwick, is hosting a third international conference in Edinburgh, UK. The event will coincide with the publication of findings from the consortium’s flagship research project – Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) – and marks the tenth anniversary of OPENspace, based at Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.
The conference will focus on recent research into the design and provision of accessible outdoor environments for everyone – people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It will highlight the importance of inclusive environments in improving the quality of life of individuals at different life stages and explore the links between the design and planning of communities – both urban and rural – and enhanced health and wellbeing.
The event follows on from two previous conferences in the Open Space: People Space series (in 2004 and 2007), and will be delivered through a combination of plenary and parallel sessions. Drawing on expertise in enhancing people’s engagement with the outdoor environment, it will be of interest to researchers, designers, planners, policy makers, public health professionals and campaigners; in short, everyone working for accessible and more inclusive environments for all.
The principle themes of the Conference are:
- Inclusive design and sustainable community planning
- Physical environment, health and wellbeing
- Age-friendly built environments from childhood to old age