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Designing for the 21st Century III

The December congress brought together over 400 delegates from 32 nations. The event created an expanded dialogue between the developed and developing nations and articulated a vision of sustainable development that integrates universal design. Please see the Conference Proceedings, transcriptions of keynote presentations, photos of the event including the charrettes, and, for delegates, a password protected Participant List. We are deeply grateful to all of our sponsors, collaborators, presenters and delegates.

News Updates

February 28:
Opening Keynote Address
By Professor Jim S. Sandhu, Conference Co-Chair, as delivered by Deborah Lisi-Baker, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living, USA
February 28:
Statement by Jean-Pierre Gonnot of the U.N.
Keynote Presentation
Chief, Inclusive Development Section, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
February 28:
Closing Keynote Address
Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis Editor in Chief
December 22:
Conference Proceedings
Contents of the Conference Proceedings CD-ROM are now available online. Proceedings Editor: Jim Sandhu (Conference Co-Chair), Inclusive Design Research Associates, Ltd.
December 22:
A Hybrid Approach to Disability in a Sustainable World
(setting the scene for...) 2004 Rio Declaration on Social Development & Disability
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