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Digital placemaking for more inclusive and accessible cities

A session hosted by Dr. Jo Morrison
Director of Digital Innovation and Research, Calvium

Speaker expertise

Works at the intersection of people, place and technology. Founding Creative Director of Nesta Futurelab, Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and currently Director of Digital Innovation and Research at pioneering digital agency, Calvium.

This session explores inclusive design for the public realm. It focuses on how digital placemaking can support people with different access needs to feel more confident when finding their way through public space. Drawing on case studies and insights from around the world, this session offers a pragmatic and thoughtful approach as it demonstrates how digital technologies can make our shared towns and cities more accessible.

Aimed at those with responsibility for devising strategies for the public realm, commissioning programmes and implementing projects, by the end of this presentation attendees will: Understand how digital placemaking can enable more accessible urban environments Gain insights about the present experiences of the public realm for people with visible and less visible impairments Have a deeper knowledge of the benefits and methods of inclusive research and design Be in a better position to progress digitally-enabled ways to improve the accessibility of our shared public spaces.

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