Landscape Institute’s New Technical Guidance
Following on from the Landscape Institute’s (LI) support of the BEPE Project (the government’s Paralympic Legacy Built Environment Professional Education Project) landscape architects are being encourage to take a lead professional role in the design of accessible and inclusive environments.
They are doing this by:
- design that helps to make the journeys people make and their use of streets and external space safe, accessible, easy, less challenging and more interesting;
- understanding the issues from the perspective of a diversity of users through talking to the people most affected;
- being aware of what makes places better for everyone to use;
- applying inclusive design principles at each LI/RIBA work stage;
- being aware of the legislation, government policy, and technical standards in relation to inclusive design; and
- reviewing some of the most useful guidance, learning from award winning case studies and implementing best practice.
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