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Anthony Daniels wrote in 2015 a masterful defenestration of modern architecture’s chief founder, “The Cult of Le Corbusier,” for Quadrant, an Australian magazine. I offer this one quote, along with my assurance that the essay in its entirety will comfort all who recognize the despicable in Corbu and his work.

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NEW EVENT: Fixing the housing crisis. Is the Housing White Paper the answer?

Join Women in Planning at our first breakfast event on the 11th April in partnership with Dentons.

The much anticipated Housing White Paper was published in February and has been hotly debated ever since, with the Shadow Housing Minister John Healey even calling it “ 87 more words


Universal Design - Tall Tables

For the fourth segment of my universal design series, a comment on tall tables, frequently found in pubs and cafés.

As someone sitting in a wheelchair, the table-top is at chin-height. 124 more words


Universal Design - Automatic Doors

Next, in my universal design series, is a critique of pushbuttons for automatic doors  – which I believe to be inferior to those triggered by approach sensors. 204 more words


Steering through Moss Park

By Ai Y    ≈   ≈   ≈

photographed and edited by Ai Y

The Moss Park neighbourhood is in the centre of many cycling routes of downtown Toronto. 1,330 more words

Universal Design - Public Venues

Today, I’m going to talk a bit about wheelchair-designated spaces in public venues like theatres, cinemas and sports events.

My worst experience of poorly designed seating layouts was lectures at university… 241 more words


Universal Design - An Intro

This is the first in a series of posts about universal design. I’ll describe my personal experiences as a disabled person in the built environment, and propose a universal design solution. 288 more words