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Inclusive neighbourhoods – The perspective of social work

Fabian, Carlo
eds.: Knöll, Martin ; Halblaub Miranda, Marianne ; Vasquez Fauggier, Gladys (2018)
Inclusive neighbourhoods – The perspective of social work.
Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems. Technische Universität Darmstadt (8. + 9. November 2018)
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Title: Inclusive neighbourhoods – The perspective of social work
Language: English
Date: 3 December 2018
Event Title: Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems
Event Location: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Event Dates: 8. + 9. November 2018
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This presentation points out that access to and the possibilities of using public spaces in urban contexts, i.e. neighbourhoods with all their offers and infrastructure, are of the greatest importance in connection with social inequality. The question of inclusion and exclusion very quickly arises. The focus must therefore be on the development of appropriate neighbourhoods. The central challenge here is how the development processes of neighbourhoods can be designed so that both the result and the processes themselves are as inclusive and equitable as possible. On the basis of a project on the child-friendly and nature-oriented development of open spaces (QuAKTIV), supplemented with aspects of an ongoing project on the subject of neighbourhood development for older people, the paper examines how such neighbourhood development processes can be designed to meet the challenges mentioned.


Prof. Carlo Fabian, PhD, is a Senior Researcher, Project Leader and Lecturer at the Universityof Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Institute for SocialPlanning, Organisational Change and Urban Development. He has a Master’s degree in Health and Social Psychology, is a Specialist Psychologist in Health Psychology (FSP) and has a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Coaching Studies. After several years as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Zurich (1997-2001), the Swiss Institute for Health and Addiction Research (1999-2000) and the FHNW (2001- 2008), he worked at RADIX (2008-2012), a Swiss not-for-profit organization, where he developed and implemented many projects in municipalities and schools with a focus on participation. Since 2011 he has led projects at the FHNW addressing the subject of urban development, participatory planning and well-being.

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-82932
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The host research group

The Urban Health Games research group (UHG) of the Department of Architecture hosted the 1st International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems. UHGs’ research and teaching activities focus on people-centred urban design in building new collaborations between urban designers, health and mobility experts to address global challenges such as inclusion, active lifestyles and Access for All.


The organizing team

Martin Knöll, Marianne Halblaub Miranda, Gladys Vasquez Fauggier, Sabine Hopp

With support from

Peter Eckart, Kai Vöckler, Yves Grossmann, Greta Hohmann and Annalena Kluge.

The Accessible Hubs workshop is kindly supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and by project–mo.de, a multidisciplinary research cluster led by HfG Offenbach, investigating sustainable mobility systems in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban agglomeration (LOEWE SP IDG).

Classification DDC: 700 Arts and recreation > 710 Landscaping and area planning
700 Arts and recreation > 720 Architecture
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 13:10
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/8293
PPN: 440631548
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