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RIBA North West: An introduction to inclusive design and neurodiversity

Join the RIBA North West EDI group for a joint event with RTPI North West, exploring strategies for creating spaces that cater for everyone, including individuals who identify as neurodivergent.

Neurodiversity is a term that recognises the variety in the way we speak, think, move, act and communicate; that human brains are diverse and vary from person to person. As a consequence, the way we interact with our environment also varies from person to person.

This event aims to explore innovative strategies for creating spaces that cater to the diverse needs of all individuals, including those who identify as neurodivergent.

Speakers will use case studies to delve into the principles of inclusive design, emphasising the importance of creating environments that are welcoming and accessible to people of all abilities and backgrounds. This involves considering physical accessibility, usability, and aesthetics.

This event is a collaboration between RTPI North West and the RIBA North West EDI group.


8.30am: Arrival and refreshments

9am: Introduction and presentation from Natasha Trotman, Equalities Designer

9.30am: Presentation from James Pass, Lead Architect (E3 Cube)

10am: Break

10.15am: Presentation from Graham Garnett, Inclusive Design Officer (Liverpool City Council)

10:45am: Open discussion and Q&A

11:30am: Ends

If you have any special access needs or questions about attending this event, please contact

To ensure this event is accessible to all, we have some free tickets available for RIBA Members who would like to attend but may not be able to afford to do so. Please email to claim a free place, no questions asked.