Urban jungle : making cities healthy places for Australians with neurodiversity

Holt-Damant, Kathi, Guaralda, Mirko, Taylor Gomez, Miriam, & Nicollet, Cindy (2013) Urban jungle : making cities healthy places for Australians with neurodiversity. In Conference Proceedings of the 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference, in Conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference, AST Management Pty Ltd, Novotel Melbourne, St Kilda, VIC, pp. 116-132.

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Abstract

This paper documents a preliminary investigation into the relationship between neurodiversity and the built environment using a pilot project developed with Logan City Council and engaging candidates within the Master of Urban Design at the Queensland University of Technology. The research begins to examine the way many places are designed and built can be alienating and inhibit accessibility to people with movement and sensory differences.

Logan Central has been used as a case study area to map the physical attributes, and identify barriers and challenges in the built environment – specifically for people with disabilities but also taking in consideration the wider population. The integration of all individuals – mainstream, those with disability, differences and multigenerational populations – strengthens the social and economic fabric of Australia, enabling its citizens to live healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

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ID Code: 61562
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Urban Design, Neurodiversity, Navigation of public space, Sensory mapping, Universal design principles, Ageing population
ISBN: 9781922232038
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2013 22:24
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2014 01:04

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