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|Title: ||Desenho inclusivo em projecto de arquitectura paisagista|
|Authors: ||Lourenço, João Filipe Galrão|
|Advisor: ||Ribeiro, Luís Paulo Faria|
|Keywords: ||inclusive design|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Abstract: ||When we talk about impairment, the picture that emerges is that of people with disabilities
(physical, sensory or psychological). However, disability and impairment are distinct concepts,
although inextricably linked, as reflected in the models created that explain the differences between
In contemporary society, disabled people are not the only who find difficulties integrating into
society. There is a wider range of people unable to perform tasks of day-to-day, requiring appropriate
environments for that. Examples are elderly, pregnant or with infants, people with limbs or vision
temporarily or permanently unusable. The impairment thus results from the inadequacy of a person to
his environment, and each person may experience impairment in the path of life. These are problems
that inclusive design seeks to resolve, through the creation of products, spaces and technologies
accessible to a wide range of people.
The inclusive design aims the use and access of all people to products, buildings, outdoor spaces,
transportation, communication, etc. It is governed by seven principles that guide the design and
construction of such scenarios. Beyond the question of accessibility, inclusive design also allows
people with sensory disabilities to experience the places, using other senses in the absence of any.
The landscape architecture contributes with his knowledge in the design of public space and ecology,
ensuring accessibility and availability of sensory experiences, resorting to the use of living and inert
Only recently the societies begun to consider issues of accessibility in urban areas, so cities today
have some discontinuities in their pathways and barriers that prevent mobility in certain sections.
Interventions in these areas, to make them inclusive, are more complicated, but still not impossible. In
these cases, we need a preliminary study of current conditions, followed by proposals for intervention.
Make these neighborhoods or cities more accessible contributes to an improved quality of spaces and
the quality of life of its residents.
This is why cities should evolve so to accommodate a modern society, composed of people of all
ages and abilities.|
|Description: ||Mestrado em Arquitectura Paisagista - Instituto Superior de Agronomia|
|Appears in Collections:||BISA - Dissertações de Mestrado / Master Thesis|
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