Universal Design at the Olympics...and on campus.
Japan National Stadium is designed to accommodate those with limited mobility, sight, and hearing. There are wheelchair accessible seats and even “calm down” rooms for people sensitive to excessive stimuli. This change is also spreading out into shops, hotels and transit stations around Tokyo. It is interesting to think about the lasting impact that design can have on a space, and on people using those spaces. You can browse through the Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines for more info. Universal Design is designing products and spaces so that they can be used by everyone regardless of age or ability. Japan is a great source of ideas for inclusive design.
+What impact is and can the design of your current and future buildings having on sustainability issues on campus (and beyond?)