How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?

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  1. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Get all the feedback from trades ppl first before you start. Who makes your turds look good! We do! How do we like our turd, on your bonuses!
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    create unique personalized spaces with architectural window film and wall graphics
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    ask people with varying abilities where the barriers are to them specifically BEFORE you build
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    conversations
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    Introduce programming that relates to multicultural practices
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    Considering the Human
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    stop making white cubes
  11. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    integrating environment with building design..!
  12. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    paint, benches, trees
  13. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    invite
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    an informed public
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    remove cars
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    wait for the pandemic to end
  17. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by arranging seating in creative ways
  18. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Designing "space" with a research-driven approach to include all parties involved.
  19. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    built projects
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    style
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    diversity
  22. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Ensure universal accessibility with easy wayfinding
  23. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    fire
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    playground
  25. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    pla
  26. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by being impact-focused
  27. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Sport facilities
  28. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    gardens
  29. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Clayton community
  30. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Include public housing and low income housing in the design
  31. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    First of all, ask people what they want, be their voice, and speak on issues that affect their lives.Then considering the diversity of people , young or old, disabled, women, men, children, culture, religion... Increase equity in the community. Enhance collaboration among people with activities like cooking, exercise, dancing.
  32. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    design for blind people and explore sensory architecture
  33. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Representation with confidence
  34. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    swimming pool
  35. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make them safer
  36. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    ask the people who are not included. The aging, people living with disabilities, newcomers learning the language, children, minorities, ask, ask, ask. Ask them, not their representatives. Take them to the space and observe, listen and learn.
  37. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more cats
  38. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    public feedback
  39. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    no doors
  40. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Buildings form a ring with a plaza in the center with water feature and an outer ring around the buildings with trees
  41. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    public, gender neutral washrooms
  42. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    aquatic
  43. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    UNIVERSAL INCOME
  44. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    projects
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    rainbow
  46. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    take everyone concerns into consideration
  47. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    SFU
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    connecting both spaces informally with landscape or facade elements act as an barrier
  50. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    designing for space sharing and more green areas
  51. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open seating areas
  52. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Common areas that encourage conversation.
  53. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    pool
  54. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    resort
  55. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    More landscape
  56. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    protection from the elements so they can still be used 8 months of the year (in vancouver)
  57. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    ensure that public space is not leftover space - the driver should be people - not cars and buildings first
  58. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more promenades for social gatherings
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    less barriers
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    fun
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    healthcare
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    job
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    Mozilla
  64. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    better seating options to gather and meet informally
  65. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    share easily accessible free ways to be more inclusive
  66. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Dont make saving $$ the objective
  68. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    gwar
  69. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    inviting color and movement
  70. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    start designing with inclusivity in mind. It should be the basis, not an afterthought or add-on
  71. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    sustainable
  72. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Wheel chair accessibility - more than the minimum acceptable requirements.
  73. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    find innovative ways to bring non-users inside
  74. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    design them for people first, cars should be the after thought.
  75. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    staff
  76. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Provide no-cost options for activities, services or engagement that brings people in with no financial barrier
  77. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    You could invite me over for dinner?
  78. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    shared amenities with breakout nooks
  79. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    municipal design objectives based on empathy for the citizens.
  80. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Any experience or previous project in Healthcare
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    yes
  82. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    white paper
  83. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    vancouver
  84. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    By teaching the people in them right from the beginning of their lives to love and respect everybody. It might be that simple.
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    ok
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    accessibility
  87. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    saucier perrotte
  88. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    design everything as if for children
  89. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Better signage.
  90. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    yukon
  91. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more places to sit and share a quiet moment
  92. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    use of colour
  93. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Careers
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    ant lovers
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    Make them playful!
  96. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Include some features for people with disabilities. Blind. Deaf. Wheelchairs etc.
  97. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Avoid placing tactile and braille signs at 7’ high.
  98. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    west vancouver community center
  99. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    enterance areas (even if ) of buildings must integrated with public spaces and use more green roof, as far as possible permeable walls
  100. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make accessibility a starting point. what is the lowest common denominator for the most people to be able to use and access this space and design up. Disabled people are too often an afterthought wedged into a design.
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    making sidewalks with anti discrimination thoughts and painting public spaces with many diferent colors. Also to put special resting places where you can go sit down in multi color benches with stop violence and discrimitanion signs.
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    Participatory art
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    ?
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    Pleasant public seating
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    Creativity
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    Clean
  107. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    community engagement
  108. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    timber
  109. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    create spaces for people to communicate and interact with each other
  110. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more activities
  111. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    playful street wayfinding and increase physical accessibility
  112. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    doors that are sensitivity activated. They open when you stand in the sensor zone.
  113. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    interactive spaces
  114. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    arena
  115. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Townley Place Seniors Apartment Building
  116. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Creating beautiful, comfortable and flexible places for people to gather, play, stay, stop, have a conversation with a potential future friend (a formerly stranger). Creating spaces that give people the feeling that they belong to something because we all like to belong to something. How to achieve this? I believe some spacial tension and fun programs help to achieve the kind of intimacy needed to make a person feel included.
  117. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    public spaces
  118. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Become more inclusive first as an individual than as a designer, the rest will come naturally.
  119. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Reduce corporate brand presence.
  120. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    More Shops
  121. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Where they are made sometimes matters more than what is designed within them.
  122. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Through scope for personalisation
  123. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    low barriers
  124. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    CAREER
  125. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    wider sidewalks and places to sit
  126. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    dont let assholes in
  127. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Hire young architects with big ideas
  128. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by creating events.
  129. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    fun food culture areas in painted alley ways
  130. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    giant bubbles
  131. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    biophilia
  132. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by making people inclusive
  133. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Continuous weather protection appropriate for a raincoast city.
  134. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Design the best
  135. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Keeping them green
  136. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make spaces welcoming to homelews and even drug users!
  137. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Combine them with social programs to help house the homeless, create community-based employment for the unemployed and treat addiction. Buildings cannot change the world, but can only house those who sincerely want to better the world.
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    people
  139. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    better lighting
  140. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    universal change
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    make them playful
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    rain friendly
  143. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Public buildings should be welcoming in design. However one should not overlook vigilante's that look exploit. How can a junkie co-mingle or share space with an aristocrat?
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    Gender neutral everything
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    BUILDINGS
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    hand out rainbow freezies
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    low to no cost
  148. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    gymnasium
  149. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    By making them accessible, transparent, open the the public
  150. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    blurring the two
  151. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more small gathering spaces
  152. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open access to all
  153. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make them accessible
  154. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Open
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    Accessibility x Acceptability = Inclusiveness
  156. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Don't let the fire department control the outcome too much
  157. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    improve accessibility for people with disabilities
  158. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Greater consideration of the experience of the user.
  159. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    More patios so that people can feel the energy of people having a good time. The weather here allows for so much patio time.
  160. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Public interactive art
  161. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Add colour. As a newcomer to Van, I've noticed that people in here have a problem with depression with it being so grey. Buildings and public spaces shouldn't also be grey. Take a look at how colourful places like Europe are :) Blossoming, colourful, and interesting architecture.
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    No walls
  163. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more events!
  164. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more open spaces downtown
  165. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    PUBLIC ART
  166. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by asking people of as many ages, abilities and cultural groups what THEY NEED to be comfortable in these spaces - then including these perspectives in our designed solutions
  167. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    cultural activities
  168. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    ask the diverse public what they want to see
  169. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open them up, rethink the door and the wall and how these interact with the street
  170. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Plan/design the public realm/ spaces first and then the built environment, not the other way around. Start with basic wayfinding principles first, not have to plunk on (often illegible) signs after everything else has been decided. Create an exciting iconic building sure but make sure that the first time visitor can understand the building and easily find the entrance without relying on signs.
  171. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    take down the walls
  172. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    human scale
  173. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Make them alive.
  174. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make them welcoming
  175. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    wheelchair accessible areas
  176. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Acknowledge marginalized peoples' experiences and use that information.
  177. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Accessibility means inclusivity - more welcoming, fun, and educational spaces will hopefully encourage interaction, play, understanding, and awareness.
  178. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Perhaps replacing concrete with windows and glass material whenever possible (and doing so safely)
  179. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    design buildings that portray the cultural values of the area, create public spaces that you stumble onto (streets, small parkettes). As soon as you add stores, it becomes a place for people who can spend money.
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    AFFORDABLE
  181. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Ask public about them before building them.
  182. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    user friendly
  183. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Stop excluding people
  184. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Stop having security remove people
  185. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    no idea
  186. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    suitable for living
  187. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    with kindness
  188. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    walk ability
  189. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    adapt for all ages
  190. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    integrated social areas
  191. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open up
  192. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    conversation seating
  193. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    hospitality
  194. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more green space
  195. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make them fun!!
  196. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Make them safe, lit, visible
  197. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    people before cars
  198. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Remove walls, build bridges
  199. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    yasssss rainbow stripes everywhere!
  200. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    By opening them up to the public
  201. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    focus on human scale design
  202. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    embrace brown skin
  203. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Universal Design :)
  204. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    making people want to go there
  205. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Make them accessible for people. A few of the ways I think cities can do this, is to incorporate more pedestrian-only areas, build in more active transportation (less car-centric), and more engaging public art.
  206. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    thinking about the human being who will use it
  207. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by creating places for people that are welcoming and encourage communication
  208. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    attractive common spaces with greenery, wheel-chair accessible, simple and clear signage for the vision impaired
  209. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    green spaces outside and seating hubs inside that encourage people to gather
  210. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more light
  211. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Nature! - as much as possible
  212. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    accessibility, focus on the experience, positive energy
  213. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    design for the disabled too!
  214. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    parks
  215. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Think Green
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    landscape
  217. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    shade, trees, water
  218. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Get woke
  219. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    listen & Share
  220. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    we should listen
  221. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    trees
  222. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    asking people
  223. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    water
  224. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    removing physical walls
  225. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make play a part of everyday life
  226. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    visual connection, inviting design, offering a feeling of security and belonging
  227. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    top-down idea with bottom-up approaches
  228. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    start from observing people
  229. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    no gated communities
  230. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    do not use a one size fits all approach to building standards
  231. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    harness a sense of belonging + community
  232. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open source design
  233. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    jasper
  234. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    create skateparks
  235. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    im not sure??
  236. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open spaces
  237. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    By having more accessible public art.
  238. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    a better streetfront
  239. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    CAN I SEE THE AQUA TICS CENTER?
  240. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    free hugs
  241. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    with better public engagement, that reflects the diversity in our communities
  242. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Start by educating your clients to be more inclusive
  243. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    No more Norman Doors
  244. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    community
  245. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    create cool vinyl decals that read "YOU BELONG"
  246. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    By creating collaborative work spaces so diverse companies can bring their expertise to create sustainable solutions together
  247. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    universal bathrooms
  248. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    utilize open spaces
  249. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    pedestrian friendly
  250. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    read Foucault
  251. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Choose the right location, add bold colors and fun activities
  252. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by establishing more elements that can magnetize people in going into the park such as foodtrucks, park benches, interactive activities and etc.
  253. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Collaborate with diverse perspectives and experiences.
  254. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    utilize the pedestrian area - make it multipurpose
  255. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    good lighting, open spaces, accessbility
  256. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Hay bales
  257. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    better urban planning
  258. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    gardens have people be able to plant things, pick fruit, suggest improvements, share skills
  259. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    ramps
  260. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    play
  261. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Get people ingaged with the space, create affordances. Make people play as they go about there everyday life and hobbies.
  262. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    vote Dem
  263. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Not sections of seating, so that groups of people can't congregate in one area with people only of which they know/are similar to
  264. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    basic addition of colors
  265. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    share spaces rather than create separate spaces for each of us
  266. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    granville island
  267. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Watch Hell's Kitchen
  268. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    wow
  269. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Seats
  270. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Personality
  271. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Simple Modern Designs
  272. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    fire station
  273. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    love
  274. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    collaborative design
  275. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    fb
  276. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    School
  277. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    protective service
  278. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by recognizing Indigenous history
  279. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    cycling
  280. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    keep cars out
  281. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more eye-catching murals; without the abstract 'wtf' bull.
  282. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more shelters; it's raincouver!!
  283. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more ramps
  284. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    love, man
  285. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Ensure we think of how to create a place to connect with our neighbours in the flesh since we seem to have lost our ability to really connect in our pursuit of acceptance with our 25 or 500 or 30,000,000 social media "friends".
  286. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Look to the private sector for their innovations in attracting people. Long tables, free Wifi and easy access to charging stations, gender neutral washrooms, friendly greetings for everyone, places of sharing. What makes a place a Third Place? our new porch or living room.
  287. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more contrast
  288. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Free food
  289. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    The pull from the pedestrian experience outside the building can draw people in, what is your building posture saying to the people outside?
  290. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    park
  291. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    transparency in design
  292. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    involve the community
  293. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    add japanese toilets
  294. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more rain cover.
  295. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    make it cool
  296. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    public dialogue
  297. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    bright color!
  298. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    educate the folk
  299. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by eliminating the border between inside & outside of the building.
  300. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    ART
  301. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    provide overhead canopies and shelter from the rain
  302. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Construct buildings or landmarks that compel people to interact with random people
  303. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    serving functional and emotional needs
  304. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    engagement
  305. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    colour
  306. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more trees and areas of wild natural growth (not obsessively maintained)
  307. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    be open minded and diverse in your own staffing/culture
  308. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    gender neutral everything! accessible main entrances! and facilitate homeless occupation after hours (welcome people don't chase them away)
  309. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    making them interactive
  310. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    gender neutral washrooms
  311. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Community interactions
  312. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    green space
  313. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    More group settings that are focused on have conversations.
  314. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Often spaces are designed for the look without thinking of aging adults and the needs for proper lighting, text size on signage, etc.
  315. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    universal design
  316. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Inclusiveness involves more than architectural design. It is a social phenomenon which depends heavily not only on the openness of design but the types of activities involved in the development and the range of social strata they are aimed for. As an example, a fully open, permeable, accessible development with high-end retails and fnb aiming at middle and upper class is not an inclusive public space, in the essential meaning of the word.
  317. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Easy accessible movement between buildings and public spaces, with clear wayfinding and inspiring design
  318. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Be more mindful of how color and texture affect EVERYONE
  319. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    public engagement sessions
  320. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Free ice cream
  321. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by good design!
  322. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    By not making inclusivity just about gender identity. Inclusivenss can be so much bigger and impactful if we look at all parts of the "inclusive umbrella" and not just the hot-button issues.
  323. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    more unicorns
  324. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by including marginalized populations in the design/development process
  325. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    color
  326. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    flex space
  327. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Educate staff on concepts like sex vs. gender, gender identity vs. sexual orientation, and related terminology so that people have the language to talk about it. Could also create an identifier/sign/symbol that signals that the facility is a safe/welcoming space for LGBTQ2S (provided staff have been educated and there are clear policies and procedures that outline how to handle situations of discrimination or hate).
  328. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    open plazas
  329. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    by changing our mindset with empathy.
  330. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Everyone loves a moment of interaction with green nature—inside and outside. Everyone enjoys those spaces that bring people together, connect, even sit and relax for a moment. Everyone needs to feel like they are welcome and belong. Designing with these ideas in mind, from varying and thoughtful use of materials, light, colour, furniture, landscaping, even sound, will do more than create spaces that are more inclusive, they will result in environments that make people feel happier, improve health, and last longer.
  331. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Gender neutral (non-binary) washrooms Parenting spaces including for breastfeeding
  332. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Free entry
  333. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Make people feel at home or welcome though visual elements, artwork, cultural cues etc
  334. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Find people from different cultures and at different ages in the community, and talk to as many of them as we can to understand their live and their visions.
  335. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    When bathrooms are made for single occupants make them unisex, anybody can use.
  336. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    increase the greenery!
  337. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Adequate quantity and distribution of single-occupancy washrooms within public buildings
  338. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    Clear wayfinding
  339. How can we make buildings and public spaces more inclusive?
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    ask artists for use input! too many 'multi purpose' buildings made poorly for the actual use ie: no sinks when they expect to have art classes. Or a dance (noise area) next to a quiet learning area.

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