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Talks and lectures

Inclusive Environments

During this seminar, you will take ‘a journey through a day’ with people to explore how the buildings they experience impact on them and their daily lives. This seminar will look at how to integrate inclusive design principles, illustrate a range of user needs and how to engage with users. It will also provide an update on inclusive design legislative and regulatory requirements.

Inclusive environments: designing for neighbourhoods of the future

This seminar will illustrate how to integrate inclusive design principles whilst still creating beautiful and appealing spaces and places. The speaker will illustrate a range of user needs and reinforce with you how important it is to engage with users to create architecture that is fit for its intended purpose, now and in the future.

Rather than separate out the legislative and design topics into different sections, this seminar will include built-in legislative reminders, such as the Equality Act and the Regulatory Reform Order as well as good practice updates, including new BS8300 and current research, through engaging case studies.

This interactive seminar will provide you with an understanding of inclusive environments through simple measures such as short quizzes, small group discussion as well as live interactive polls.

The seminar will include:

  • An outline on how to fulfil your social and moral imperative to design spaces and places that are fit for now and the future, in an affordable way that still adds value to the client
  • How to design healthy buildings that make healthy occupants and achieve this through detailing and specification
  • How to create inclusive environments that go beyond Part M and deliver much more than regulatory compliance
  • How inclusive design can be beautiful and does not have to look institutional


Emma Luddington, Living Well at Home Ltd
Emma Luddington is an architect and inclusive design consultant with extensive experience of public realm, private and social housing design and development in a range of roles including design, adaptation, research, governance and procurement and policy. Emma is a director of the property consultancy, Living Well at Home Ltd. She also serves as a non-executive board director for specialist accessible housing provider Habinteg Housing Association and as a built environment expert advisor for The Design Council, both organisations having national reach and influence. Passionate about the creation of buildings that are well designed, perform well and meet the needs of users, Emma regularly delivers talks and training to a variety of professional sectors.

Core Curriculum topics

  1. Inclusive environments
  2. Architecture for social purpose
  3. Health, safety and well being

Seminar fees

  • RIBA/CIAT members £46 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £92 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £15 + VAT

How to book

For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2019, and Club Ticket booking, saving £160 per year, go to Core CPD 2019.

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