Inclusive design is not aspirational, it is fundamental. This webinar will explore the question: How can universal design support inclusion and improve wellbeing in healthcare settings?
We need to engage meaningfully with the community and develop design responses that will create access and safe spaces for everyone. The places we create should reflect and include the voices of many different people and this is particularly true for essential services such as healthcare. Extensive research confirms the benefits of well-designed places, and the positive impact of design on our lives. The connection between design and neuroscience, health, wellbeing, and human behaviour is evident, and it is important that this evidence-base informs decision making about the shape, nature and function of our cities, buildings, and landscapes. Hassell’s research, ‘Equal access is not an optional extra’, reports that to create a truly inclusive environment, designers should stretch beyond regulatory compliance and consider comfort and wellness, all abilities and gender, and understand local context, traditions and heritage and develop genuine relationships with stakeholders to ultimately create Places People Love.
Leanne Guy, Hassell, Principal and Health Sector Lead
Leanne is Hassell’s global health sector leader. With a background in both nursing and design and more than 20 years working on healthcare projects in Australia and the UK, her experience has enabled her to develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and the need for a holistic design response and creating environments for health and wellbeing.
This event provides opportunities for CPD points for Architects, Project Managers and Engineers. For more information go to www.aushdc.org.au/cpd. Relevant NSCA Units for this event (Architects Only):
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