Sydney will host the Universal Design Conference in August this year to
explore the principles of universal and inclusive design.
A worldwide movement, universal design has application in every
Australian community. A built environment that is designed to be safer and more
useable will make housing, public buildings, public spaces, parks, and
transportation more accessible to all.
Across the two days of the Universal Design Conference, delegates will
discuss and explore the two themes of inclusive practice and inclusive policy
through 32 presentations and case studies, all with the focus of creating
inclusive and liveable environments.
Some of the topics being explored on Day One of the Universal Design
Conference include: Design of innovative buildings - Guy Luscombe; Inter-professional
perspectives - Helen Larkin; Policy and Regulation - Dr Lisa Stafford; Slip
resistance - Richard Bowman; Government and community - Shawn Neilson; and Play
Spaces and Parks - Mary Jeavons.
The full program can be accessed on the Universal Design Conference
The Universal Design Conference 2014 will be held over two days from
Wednesday 20 August, 9am – 5pm to Thursday 21 August, 8.45am – 4.30pm at Lower
Town Hall, Town Hall, Sydney.