The New Revolution in Berkeley: Universal Design in Affordable Housing

Affordable housing in the US has not been not known for innovation in Universal Design. That has just changed.

For the past several years I have been tracking the progress of University Neighborhood Apartments in Berkeley, California. This Saturday, July 23, they will celebrate their grand opening.

Builders, policy makers, architects, and city planners know that barrier-free construction is "readily achievable" -- the trigger phrase for the Americans with Disabilities Act. University Neighborhood Apartments is just the first in a wave of new, barrier-free affordable housing being discussed in alifornia and beyond.


Further Reading:

Livable, lovable and affordable
Nation's first low-income apartments accessible to those with disabilities open in Berkeley

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/16/HOG4UDNI0H1.DTL

Inclusive Affordable Housing in California
http://www.rollingrains.com/archives/000549.html

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