Peter Blanck presents, Inclusivity in Sustainable Design: Global Universal Design Commission – How architecture can transcend accessibility, innovate and serve all

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person measuring a tableJoin us for a look at the essential role of inclusivity in design through the lens of innovation as we explore how the sustainable future of inclusivity embraces global universal design principles. The highlight discussion will focus on insights, design details and a critical paradigm shift towards implementation. Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission, Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D., will share the universal design principals that allow the design and development of buildings and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible without the need for retrofitting or specialized design. Moderator, Dr. Christine Bruckner, FAIA of M Moser Associates and past AIA IR President will introduce the essential importance of implementing inclusivity in architecture to serve all users and the importance of embracing universal design as an innovative baseline for a sustainable, vibrant, inclusive future.
“We believe that universal design can reveal new ways for making inclusion a fundamental part of your commitment to sustainability, innovation, and social responsibility” GUDC

Speaker: Professor Peter Blanck, PhD., J.D. Chairman, Global Universal Design Commission, Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University; University Professor, Syracuse University Colleges of Law; Arts and Sciences; David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, School of Education, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Honorary Professor, Centre for Disability Law & Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Author of articles and books on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Editor of the Cambridge University Press series Disability Law and Policy.
President, Raising the Floor (RtF) USA
Dr. Blanck received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester, a Juris Doctor from Stanford University, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
He is a former member of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, a former trustee of YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network, a former Senior Fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program, a former Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and has been a Mary Switzer Scholar. Prior to teaching, Blanck practiced law at the Washington, DC firm Covington & Burling, and served as law clerk to the late Honorable Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

Moderator: Dr. Christine Bruckner, FAIA, HKIA, R.A., LEED® AP, BEAM PRO, BREEAM AP, Well AP Faculty, Reset Fellow. Past President, AIA International Region; Director, M Moser Associates
Christine is an architect actively supporting best practice, sustainability, and wellness in design. As a Director at M Moser Associates, she brings her experience with urban integration, revitalization, and design excellence to guide the development of our built environment at all scales. Her focus is working with client and community stakeholders to encourage deep dive investigation, coordination and sustainable best practice. As a LEED AP and BEAM professional, Christine is also an early adapter of the International WELL Building Standard and leads M Moser’s global WELL integrative design solution initiatives.

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Global Universal Design Commission

Global Universal Design Commission, Inc., (GUDC) a not-for-profit corporation, was established to develop Universal Design (UD) standards for buildings, products and services.



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Global Universal Design Commission, Inc. (GUDC)
Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
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Dineen Hall, Suite 446
Syracuse, New York 13244-2130