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Balancing act

Words: Mark Smulian
Man on tightrope above city

Inclusive planning may once have been all about disability access and the province of designers alone, but it is now something planners should be addressing too. By Mark Smulian

Someone designing a tall building with disability access at the forefront of his or her mind would no doubt put the lift prominently near the door.

But someone designing the same building mindful of the prevention of obesity would give prominence to the stairs instead to encourage their ascent by visitors.

It can be hard to reconcile the multiple demands made by inclusivity on plann.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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