Video – Building Healthy Communities through Universal Design

Building Healthy Communities through Universal Design
http://publichealthlive.blip.tv/file/3269378/
The broadcast discusses the principles of Universal Design and its application in building healthy communities. Speakers discuss the evolution of this design philosophy and describe its influence on social and physical environments, architecture, communication, and product design as they relate to health and well-being. Speakers highlight global examples of communities and projects that have utilized Universal Design to support healthy lifestyles and more inclusive and welcoming places.
The group being interviewed is from the Institute for Human Centered Design in MA. They are being interviewed for a NY Public Health segment. The video includes an introduction by the NY Commissioner for the Department of Health.
The video lasts just under an hour and raises many interesting issues – the Institute initially began with building design and are expanding into other areas including education.

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