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DRO Attorney Educates Residents, the Mayor & City Staff about Universal Design

DRO attorney Neisha Saxena was the featured speaker on Equity issues at a community workshop yesterday relating to the Portland Plan. She asked the audience to imagine sidewalks, parks, housing and transit built to be useable by everyone over the next 25 years.

Neisha took the opportunity last night, April 29, 2010, to educate residents, Mayor Sam Adams and City staff, including City planning staff, about the principles of Universal Design at a community workshop relating to the Portland Plan, the City’s plan for the next 25 years. 

She talked about Avenue Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a 1.6 mile city-scape in the heart of the financial district, built according to the principles of Universal Design.  She also talked about how the United Nations has integrated the principles of Universal Design into the rebuilding of Beirut and Kosovo.  

Neisha asked the audience to imagine sidewalks, parks, housing and transit built to be useable by everyone over the next 25 years.

Click here for more information about the Portland Plan.  It is not too late to participate.

Here are some resources for more information about Universal Design:

For even more resources on Universal Design, click here.
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