Enjoyment of the public realm, whether in small towns or large cities, is an important element of urban life. In recent years there has been increased investment in the public realm, in recognition of its contribution to a sense of well being and its importance in attracting visitors from both the UK and abroad.
Hand in hand with this investment has been a growing appreciation of the importance of Inclusive Design, to benefit all, whether people with disabilities, parents with buggies or tourists with suitcases. This shift of priorities, away from vehicles and instead to pedestrians, has demanded fresh thinking all round. DBA has contributed to these fresh ideas and as a result was invited to write the Inclusive Urban Design Guide which was published by The British Standards Institute in 2013.