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Gypsy and Traveller’s and the revised planning definition of need

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Stephen Cottle, Ruth Munns, Dr Angus Murdoch, Professor Jo Richardson, Dr Simon Ruston, Nick Soucek Research report 128. Gypsy and Traveller sites: the revised planning definition’s impact on assessing accommodation needs. Publication date: 2019

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Posted in Planning, Race

Who is your designer?

Design Council  Authors: Sally Benton, Stephen Miller, Sophie Reid. The Design Economy 2018 Published: 2018 Ranking: useful We wanted to highlight here a short section from the Design Council’s report, “The Design Economy 2018″ subtitled,  “the state of design in

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Connecting parks and people

Mimi Kirk, CityLab The city’s parks welcoming immigrants Publication date: 2017 Ranking: useful This article describes how local communities were encouraged to become involved in helping to regenerate a run down park in Brooklyn. In addition to traditional methods such

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Posted in Consultation, Landscaping, Race

Repealed legislation under Equality Act 2010

A number of pieces of equality and discrimination legislation were repealed when the Equality Act 2010 came into force. It is unfortunately too common a mistake by construction and environmental professionals to still refer to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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Posted in Disability, Gender, Race, Religion & Belief, sexual orientation

Stop, look and think for a moment

Link to something more! Some of our posts will already be taking you to a variety of external websites which offer help and support on equality and design. We’ve gone one further here and listed some of the key groups

Posted in Disability, Gender, Race, Religion & Belief, sexual orientation

Dementia does not discriminate

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) Dementia does not discriminate – the experiences of black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities Publication date: July 2013 Ranking: useful The report states the number of individuals with dementia from these communities will increase

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BME Housing design protocol

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Publication date: 2007 Ranking: useful The document was produced to represent an agreed approach to the design development process for delivering housing, which is flexible in design to meet the needs of BME households. Whilst there was

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Race

Equality Act: Summary guide for service providers

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Publication date: 2010 Ranking: essential The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The EHRC have created a series of guidance documents to help explain the Act and provide practical examples on how the

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