Inclusive Urban Design: Streets For Life

by Elizabeth Burton, Lynne Mitchell

This is the first book to address the design needs of older people in the outdoor environment. It provides information on design principles essential to built environment professionals who want to provide for all users of urban space and who wish to achieve sustainability in their designs.
Part one examines the changing experiences of people in the outdoor environment as they age and discusses existing outdoor environments and the aspects and features that help or hinder older people from using and enjoying them. Part two presents the six design principles for ‘streets for life’ and their many individual components. Using photographs and line drawings, a range of design features are presented at all scales of the outdoor environment from street layouts and building form to signs and detail. Part three expands on the concept of ‘streets for life’ as the ultimate goal of inclusive urban design. These are outdoor environments that people are able to confidently understand, navigate and use, regardless of age or circumstance, and represent truly sustainable inclusive communities.

  • Taylor and Francis; August 2006
  • ISBN: 9781136396120
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Inclusive Urban Design: Streets For Life
  • Author: Elizabeth Burton; Lynne Mitchell
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

"a well researched and easy-to-read book"
Building Engineer, August 2007

"This is an excellent book which places the
importance of including the needs of older people firmly on the urban design agenda."
Urban Policy and Research, 25:2, 2007