The Fifthteenth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectual Design Excellence 2013
Berkeley Prize 2013

Essay Question


THE ARCHITECT AND THE ACCESSIBLE CITY

PROVIDE US WITH AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT IS BEING DONE IN YOUr ciTY TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.  IN YOUR OPINION AS AN ARCHITECT,  

WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE?

 

BERKELEY PRIZE 2013 is dedicated to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the World Health Organization which is helping to promote and implement the Convention. 


Before addressing the Essay Question:

  1. Read the Convention (available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and Spanish) and, in particular, examine Articles 9, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 30 to raise your awareness and help you evaluate the accessibility of your city and to consider what can be done to make it more accessible.
  2. There are three additional required readings on the subject of the architect and accessibility that you must complete. You can see them here.
  3. It is recommended that you also browse these links to international organizations dedicated to assisting persons with disabilities and reflect on the work that they do. 

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