The RTPI is one of 14 key organisations which has committed to creating more inclusive buildings and design through a new construction industry action plan launched by Minister for Communities Stephen Williams and Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper.
Planners can help create a more equal and inclusive society through the making of place, ensuring our neighbourhoods, cities and regions are designed to be accessible and inclusive for everyone. Inclusive design aims to remove the barriers that create undue effort and separation. It enables everyone to participate confidently and independently in everyday activities.
RTPI President 2015, Janet Askew said:
“Planning plays a fundamental role in shaping places that meet the needs of everyone in society both now and in the future. We strongly support this important initiative to deliver true equality in the built environment.”
Trudi Elliott, RTPI Chief Executive attended the launch on Wednesday 26 February with the two Ministers. She is pictured with Stephen Williams, MP.
The RTPI is reviewing its chartered professional development (CDP) requirements and continues to promote best practice to members. It will continue to champion and promote inclusive design.
Read the DCLG press notice here.