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Universal Design: A tool for creating equitable spaces after COVID-19

Universal Design is a philosophy that emerged in the 1960’s to champion the design of inclusive products and environments for all, regardless of age, ability, size or background. While Universal Design is often seen as being singularly focused on disability inclusion, the underlying goal was always to create products and environments that were usable to the greatest extent possible by the greatest number of people possible.

NIBS COVID-19 Town Hall: Healthy Buildings & the Effect on Public Health During the Pandemic

The National Institute of Building Sciences will host a Virtual Town Hall with leaders from across the built environment to address concerns regarding building safety around COVID-19. In this town hall, experts will discuss the importance of healthy buildings. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, it is essential that the built environment work to prioritize public health, climate justice, and the green energy sector