Inclusive Urban Design
By (author) Clara H. Greed
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Inclusive Urban Design by Clara H. Greed
Book DescriptionThis is a unique text providing both design guidance and policy direction for the provision and design of public toilets covering city-wide, district-level and site-specific principles. It highlights the role of urban design in reversing the trend of inadequate toilet provision, and sets out guidelines for design which meets both user need and provider requirements. Greed presents the fundamental principle that toilets should not be dealt with in isolation from mainstream urban policy, but that they should be seen as a serious core component in both strategic urban policy and local area design. She argues toilets are valuable townscape features in their own right as manifestation civic pride and good urban design - essential architectural components which add to the quality and viability of an area. Although a range of design guidance on toilets exists there is still considerable dissatisfaction with the end product in terms of building design, levels of provision, location, safety, layout, DDA requirements and accessibility. By outlining user demands and provider constraints, Greed shows that it is essential for architects to have an informed understanding and practical knowledge of toilet issues when working with public and private sector providers. Examples of toilet architecture from other countries, and policies from different cultural settings, are included for comparative purposes to invigorate UK perspectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750653855
(246mm x 189mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Architectural Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This accessible text introduces the history, theory and key issues of planning. It is designed to give those new to the subject, both planning and non-planning students, a concise overview of the whole field.
Women and Planning, Paperback (July 1994)» View all books by Clara H. Greed
The first comprehensive history and analysis of women and the planning movement, covering the philosophical, practical and policy dimensions. A central theme is how men have rewritten planning in their own image in creating modern urban space.
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Author Biography - Clara H. Greed
Author: a member of All Mod Cons steering committee. Member of Japan Toilet Association and key note speaker at last International Public Toilet Conference in Japan. Has published articles on the subject and several books on Social Planning and Urban Design.
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