Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Universal Design

Welcome back to a new semester!  I'm battling a head cold and finishing up an office move, but it's time to get back in the saddle.  Fortunately I've saved up a few interesting topics over the break.  I happened upon the Virginia Real Estate, Land Use and Construction Law blog during the holiday. They recently had an interesting guest post on Universal Design.  For those of us unfamiliar with UD (which is related to the aging-in-place model of home construction and service provision) the bloggers provide this handy definition:

Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be useable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. (Ron Mace)

The guest blogger, who is an architect, discusses how UD is and should be related to green design and sustainability.  They even have a fun triangular graphic that shows how social, economic and environmental goals relate.

Jamie Baker Roskie

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Thanks for linking our post - John Salmen really is a tremendous source of information in the Universal Design space, glad you liked the article. We hope you come back again ... I believe we are likely to have content pretty regularly that fits into your topics over here. While we are at it, I am adding you to my blog reader too!

Posted by: Timothy R. Hughes | Jan 6, 2010 10:27:05 AM

Tim -

Always happy to "meet" a fellow blogger. I'm a member of the Virginia Bar (inactive) so I'm glad to catch up on what's happening in the Commonwealth.

Posted by: Jamie Baker Roskie | Jan 7, 2010 8:20:49 AM