Improving built environment ‘sustainability’ performance, via measurement, and placemaking performance, via ‘activation’, receives much contemporary attention. However, people with disability continue to experience lack of meaningful involvement in such endeavours. Increasingly, the built environment arena is becoming a private sector activity. The actors involved, however, have little understanding of either the accessibility needs of people with disability, or the inaccessibility. Mary Ann Jackson raises the critically important topic: placemaking – enabling or disabling?
Many thanks to Archnet-IJAR (Q1 Architecture journal) editors, Drs Beatriz Maturana, Ashraf M. Salama, and Anthony McInneny for accepting our contribution to the Special Issue: Architecture, Urbanism, and Health in a Post Pandemic Virtual World: Challenges and Opportunities in Education, Research, and Practice.