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RIBA North West (Manchester) - Designing for a changing population

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DWF LLP

1 Scott Place

2 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AA

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The demographic landscape of our cities, towns and villages is changing fast but how do architects respond to the challenge? How do you go about creating more inclusive spaces? This seminar will explore the impacts of the changing population, ‘impairments’ associated with ageing and how this influences the design of buildings and environments.

Britain has entered the age of the aged! As the baby boomer generation enter retirement, we also reach a dramatic demographic turning point: 2017 has seen the ratio of non-workers to workers start to rise for the first time since the early 1980s. This seminar will explore these new challenges and how you can ‘enable’ building users through inclusive design. By attending this seminar you will also consider how you can design inclusively, including in more challenging listed buildings, and which guidance can assist with this aim.

This interactive seminar will cover:

  • Changing population: context and background
  • Different users and their needs relating to design
  • Inclusive design: design principles including links to sustainability and heritage
  • Good practice and considerations: case studies
  • Key access issues, barriers and solutions in accessible design
  • How to measure success? Requirements of legislation versus standards versus good practice guidance

This participative seminar, comprising an interactive presentation including videos, case studies and photographs, will provide you with opportunities to ask questions and share experiences.

Speaker

Caroline Lewis, Access Design Solutions UK
Caroline is Director of Access Design Solutions UK providing inclusive design advice within built, pedestrian and transport environments. After her post-graduate diploma in town planning, she began work as an access consultant in 1999. She is a member of the National Register of Access Consultants and a built environment expert at the Design Council. Having worked both in the UK and Australia, she is recognised for her provision of high-level consultancy and training services backed by policy and research expertise. Caroline is an accomplished trainer having undertaken courses and seminars on a wide-range of access issues to varied audiences.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Inclusive environments
2. Building conservation and heritage
3. Design, construction and technology

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For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Terms & Conditions

  • Cancellations for pay-as-you-go tickets are permitted up to 10 working days before the event, delegate substitutions are accepted at any time, please contact cpdnw@riba.org for cancellation/substitution requests.
  • An email will be sent to confirm your place on receipt of your booking. A second email confirming venue along with map/directions will be sent to you approx. 7-10 days before the event.
  • Bookings at the member rates will only be accepted if accompanied by a valid membership number.
  • If you require a purchase order to be quoted on your invoice this must be supplied at the time of booking.
  • A photographer may cover this event and the photographs may be used to publicise future RIBA events.

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Manchester

M3 3AA

United Kingdom

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