Call for Papers: A "Different" Experience: Persons with Disabilities and Urban/Regional Realities


From the design of housing units to regional regulations of land use, and everything in between from recreation to transport, the experiences of persons with disabilities are certainly different from those of the "abled." This session seeks to highlight such differences, where urban/regional planning and design follows "normative" rules at the cost of universal convenience, often flouting ADA and other federal and state regulations.

Studies/discussions on practices where the experiences of persons with
disabilities have not been taken into account, and also instances of best
practices are invited, as are theoretical discussions. The session is
envisioned as a panel session, but in case of sufficient interest in
presenting studies, might be held as a paper session.

Organizer: Vandana Wadhwa
Sponsors: Disabilities Specialty Group
Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group
Urban Geography Specialty Group

Contact by October 15:

Vandana Wadhwa, PhD

Vice-Chair, MGSG
Visiting Research Scholar
Department of Geography and Planning
University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Ph: (781) 269-5685 (home--Boston, MA)
Ph: (330) 701-1523 (cell)

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