Universal design is about creating good, inclusive communities where everyone can participate. By learning from each other we can get better and go further in creating good inclusive communities for all. Working for age-friendly local communities is a priority area for KS.
KS has developed networks in both the area of age-friendly local communities and Universal Design over the last years. Through this work, we have gained considerable insight, good examples, good experiences and good tools. All of this material has been included in a number of publications and videos that we have disseminated to our networks of municipalities and partners.
The majority of our body of work is available in Norwegian language, but some are also avaiable in English.
These booklets present some of manye initiatives carried out by regional and local authorities in Norway, where the purpose is to give everyone better access to outdoor spaces, meeting places and buildings.
Best practices of universal design in Norwegian municipalities and counties
Dr. Diane Wu at WHO participated in KS' conference on age-friendly societies in 2018. Video: Felix Media