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EPSRC Reference: GR/S29102/01
Title: Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (IDGO)
Principal Investigator: Ward Thompson, Professor CJ
Other Investigators:
Newton, Miss R Burton, Professor E
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Aberdeen City Council Alzheimer's QRD Consumer Network Andrew Walker
Cherwell District Council City of Edinburgh Council Dementia Voice
Homes and Communities Agency JMU Access Partnership Office of Deputy Prime Minister
Page & Park Architects Rethinking Construction Ltd Ricability
Sensory Trust Wales Tourist Board (The)
Department: Sch of Landscape Architecture
Organisation: Edinburgh College of Art
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 02 September 2003 Ends: 01 January 2007 Value (£): 550,223
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Construction Ops & Management Design Processes
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare Construction
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The overall aim of this Consortium is to identify the most effective ways of ensuring the outdoor environment is designed inclusively to improve the QOL of older people. In focusing on the changing needs of older people, the Consortium will address issues that are relevant to disabled people, regardless of age. The proposed research is a three-year, multi-method project requiring the combined expertise of the three different academic research centres and the partner organisations in the consortium. The programme will involve several, complementary research tasks which focus on different elements of the outdoor environment - that is, urban form, landscape and detailed design - in relation to QOL for older people. The outputs of these tasks, each using distinctive methodologies, will provide a holistic understanding of QOL issues and stakeholder requirements in relation to designing, managing and using the outdoor environment. These will feed into guidance appropriate to different user group needs. The research will be user-led from the beginning, through close work with partners, collaborators and advisory groups. These include a range of designers, developers and providers who will provide a professional users' perspective and assist with dissemination.
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Project URL: http://www.idgo.ac.uk
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