Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO)

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This is a link to the valuable website resource funded by the Economic and Social Research
Council (ESRC) as a part of a project that was established in 2003.

I’DGO has a longstanding record of research into older people’s needs, inclusivity and outdoor spaces. As the website states:

“Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors is the brainchild of three academic research centres, working as a multi-disciplinary consortium, supported by a wide range of partners in industry, government and advocacy. The researchers are based in Edinburgh, Warwick and Salford, but engage in fieldwork throughout the UK and beyond. Largely through involvement in an Advisory Group, which convenes every six months, the partners help monitor progress and advise on outputs and delivery, ensuring our work is both “useful and useable”. In addition, we consult an international panel of experts comprising individual academic specialists in relevant research areas.

We have now established a strong evidence base that getting outdoors matters. We have put together a number of resources to help stakeholders advocate equity of access to the outdoor environment and to enable policy makers to be better informed. Together with design guidance and detailed presentation of our findings, our toolkit comprises:

While the research phases of I’DGO have come to an end, we will continue to provide free access to our findings, design guidance and resources.”

Contact information
Write to:
Anna Orme, I’DGO Administrator
OPENspace Research Centre
Room R07, Hunter Building
Edinburgh College of Art
University of Edinburgh
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF

Tel: +44(0)131 651 5833

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