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Re-framing Built Environment Practice

Recently Saumya and Mary Ann co-authored a paper with Nicole Mechkaroff titled: Re-framing Built Environment Practice: Towards an Accessible City. This has now been published in The Journal of Public Space Special Issue. The title of the Special Issue is Universally Accessible Public Spaces for All

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A 3-circle Venn Diagram containing differently coloured circles intersect with a ? at the centre; the circles are labelled, respectively, Models of Disability, Human Rights, and The Neighbourhood.

Disability Models, Human Rights, The Neighbourhood?

Mary Ann’s article Models of Disability and Human Rights: Informing the Improvement of Built Environment Accessibility for People with Disability at Neighborhood Scale? published 2018 Laws, Topical Collection, Disability Human Rights Law, continues to be regularly viewed and/or downloaded.

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Beyond the pandemic

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.

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Intended to be co-designed with users, the proposed two storey composition celebrates the inclusion of everyone via integrated ramping and circulation routes wrapping around and through the spaces. The image highlights the central gathering area.

HerPlace “This Space for her…”

VDD Studio also recently participated in HerPlace – Building Trust International’s competition to provide a safe, secure, and inviting environment for empowering Nepalese women and girls.

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Image shows a typical inner Melbourne neighbourhood with tramtracks and overhead wires, trees, vehicles, people, buildings, and construction crane


Many thanks to Our Community House for allowing Visionary Design Development to host the recent, very successful ‘Symposium: A Participatory Urban Aesthetic?’

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