Designs on equality
City planning is a mechanism of discrimination - it mainly serves the able-bodied

Roberts, Wayne
Date Written:  2012-02-02
Publisher:  NOW
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14197

The idea of “universal design” is to stop creating public infrastructure that privileges one particular group, whether it’s car drivers, the able-bodied or those with paycheques, and start envisioning people with parallel but not identical mobility and sociability needs: children, teens, seniors, new immigrants, those on low incomes, parents, those with sports injuries or with physical and mental limitations, and those who care for any of the above.

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