This lunchtime webinar, hosted by CIHT West Midlands, will introduce you to the principles of inclusive design, and identify how this can be applied within the highways and transportation sector.
The current pandemic has highlighted many of the inequalities that exist in our societies. But as we move into the ‘new normal’ and our industry starts to adjust the built space to suit, there is a real opportunity to embed inclusive design at the heart of this and to emerge with spaces that celebrate the diversity in our communities.
This lunchtime presentation will introduce you to the principles of inclusive design, and identify how this can be applied within the highways and transportation sector.
Target audience is all job levels within the Transportation Sector to a national level. The webinar is open to CIHT members and non-members.
Mei-Yee Man Oram, Associate | Access and Inclusive Environments | UK Access and Inclusion Lead at Arup
Mei-Yee is the UK Access and Inclusive Design Lead for the Inclusive Environments team at Arup. Her background in architecture & design, & her voluntary work in social integration projects, provides her with practical experience of the spatial & social implications of design, allowing her to assist the team in problem solving related to non-compliancy & the provision of inclusive designs without compromising the architectural vision.
Mei-Yee evaluates the accessibility & inclusivity of the built environment in relation to the local & national requirements, social / cultural setting, and best practice. As part of her work, she also considers the changing trends and demographics of our societies to address future requirements of a diverse population. Her portfolio has seen involvement in projects from all stages of the design process.
She is a Consultant Member of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC), an International Access Consultant under the CPABE certification and is also a trained ISEMOA Auditor. She is also a WELL Community advisor and part of the Covid-19 task force for the International WELL Buildings Institute, helping for shape healthier spaces for all.
Susan Claris, Associate Director at Arup & Vice President at Living Streets
Associate Director at Arup, Susan has a particular interest in how urban mobility creates more liveable communities and the many benefits that arise from making cities more walkable. Susan’s career has focused on public sector clients, including her former employers at the Department for Transport, as well as the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the Welsh Government and various local authorities.
Susan Claris is also Living Streets’ appointed Vice President, a role which involves being an ambassador for the charity’s cause – everyday walking – and a key figurehead for Living Streets’ campaigns and networks. Her career in transport planning and recent award of Transport Planner of the Year, along with her genuine passion for walking, make her perfect for the ambassadorial role.