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Library of the future

Michaela Cavanagh, CityLab, The Atlantic. A library of the future arrives in Denmark Publication date: December 2016 Ranking: useful Described as less of place for books and more a space for people the article highlights how a key issue in

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If you only did one thing

The big lesson that Bloomberg Mayor‘s Challenge Winners can teach other cities The Atlantic: CityLab Publication date: 2016 Ranking: useful The article describes how the “Mayors Challenge” encourages cities to generate bold new ideas that solve urban challenges and improve city life.

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Diversity and inclusion in public engagement

Involve Diversity and inclusion: What’s it about and why is it important for public involvement in research? Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful The report describes the benefits of considering diversity and inclusion in achieving active public involvement in research. It

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How to design a city for women

Clare Foran, CityLab from The Atlantic media group. How to design a city for women Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful The article focuses on a transportation study in Vienna which highlighted the gender differences in the way different modes transportation

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Dementia and staff consultation

Kate Allen, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling. Joseph Rowntree Foundation Exploring ways for staff to consult people with dementia about services Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful This study focused on the process of undertaking service user consultation with people

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Guerrilla Wars in Everyday Public Spaces

Kin Wai Michael Siu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Guerrilla Wars in Everyday Public Spaces: Reflections and Inspirations for Designers. Publication date: 2007 Ranking: useful This research offers designers a new perspective for examining how city users are tactically living in their cities.

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Case study 5: A Fresh Approach

Housing LIN – Architype A Fresh Approach to Palliative Care – Sustainable Design Publication date: 2015 Ranking: useful The case studies aim to show inclusive design in practice. All the case studies can be found in our case study index post.

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Co-design in Peckham

Guardian Newspapers Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful Co-design picks up on the idea of “co-production” where in this case local people were able to provide the council with access to their local expertise on an area rather than having a top down approach.

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Listening to your customers and service users

Housing LIN User Involvement and Co-production Publication date: various from 2015 Ranking: essential The Housing LIN web based resource has now set up a section looking at examples and methods for consulting people who use services and how to get

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Do you know who you’re speaking to?

Employers Forum on Disability Publication date: 2010 Ranking: useful Knowing your customer or client is invaluable to a designer or business. It allows you to tailor your service to their needs and ensure no discriminatory barriers are being created. This

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From Fairy Tale to Reality

Involve and RSA Edward Andersson, Sam McLean, Metin Parlak and Gabrielle Melvin. Dispelling the myths around citizen engagement. Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful This pamphlet is a collaborative venture by Involve and the RSA. It “debunks” common misconceptions of public

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10 lessons

Guardian Professional Housing Network 10 Lessons for consulting with tenants and residents Publication date: March 2013 Ranking: useful Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) was recently awarded “excellence” status for its consultation practices by the Consultation Institute. It describes their 10 tips for

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Case study 1: Knightstone Housing Association offices

North Somerset Council Equality and Diversity Team Accessible offices Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful The case studies aim to show inclusive design in practice All the case studies can be found in our case study index post. Scheme 1 Knightstone

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Ways for staff to consult people with dementia about services

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful Previous research has demonstrated that, given the right support, individuals with dementia can express opinions about services. However, staff need help with identifying and using opportunities for meaningful consultation. This study by

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Planning and access for disabled people: a good practice guide

Dept. of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Publication date: 2003 Ranking: useful The primary objective of this guide is to ensure the planning system in England successfully and consistently delivers inclusive environments as an integral part of the development process.

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North Somerset Equality Access Policy

Publication date: 2013 Ranking: Essential (North Somerset Council) This document sets out North Somerset Council’s policy for achieving accessible buildings, spaces and transport for everyone. It also addresses the related theme of accessible information. It provides a framework for the

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Designing for Diversity – making design about the individual

North Somerset Council Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful This document provides the background to the aims and objectives of this web-based design resource. Feedback from users of buildings or transport often highlights instances of poor design. Rather than yet again repeating

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No particular place to go

Groundwork Trust – London Publication date: 2012 Ranking: useful A step by step guide to consulting young people about transforming open space. Includes a toolkit offering guidance for residents. teachers, youth workers or parks staff. How to view a copy

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Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic design of schools

Dept of Education Publication date: 1993 Ranking: Useful Building Bulletin 93 aimed to give supporting advice and recommendations for planning and design of schools for anyone involved in the design of new school buildings. How to view a copy Follow

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Access, churches and disabled people

ChurchCare Accessibility and disabled people Publication date: 2013 Ranking: Useful Provides guidance on improving access to church buildings with references to other websites, documents and guidance. How to obtain a copy of this document Please follow this link To obtain

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Design guidance for disabled people

North Somerset Council Disability Design Guidance Publication Date:  updated 2013 Ranking:  Essential Guidance produced by North Somerset Council on access for Disabled people to buildings and the wider environment. This is a collection of design sheets on specific access topics

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