Project Sponsor: European Research Council
The Inclusive Public Space project is a global interdisciplinary research effort that explores the social justice problems caused by city streets that limit access for some pedestrians and the ways law and governments respond to them. The project focuses specifically on pedestrians with disabilities who may have difficulties using the pedestrian paths because of the way streets are designed, managed, or maintained. Poor maintenance, uneven surfaces, potholes, poor lighting, and other streetscape structures also create barriers.
Goals and Objectives
- To understand, via interviews, how exclusion affects the lives of people with disabilities;
- to understand how law influences the inclusiveness of public spaces; and
- to raise awareness of the impact of exclusionary spaces.
Key Collaborating Organizations
- Inclusive Public Space: Law, Universality and Difference in the Accessibility of Streets – Legal Report
- May 27, 2020 Press Release – Burton Blatt Institute, UK University Begin Study of Inclusive Public Spaces and Accessibility of Streets
- The Inclusive Public Space website[inclusivepublicspace.leeds.ac.uk]