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Fisher House / My Life So Far blog “Democratic design is inclusive, affordable, functional, usable, practical, non-stigmatizing, accessible, attainable, and aesthetically pleasing,” said Naomi Sachs, ASLA, landscape architect and founder of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network , at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) conference in New Orleans. Furthermore, democratic design is “responsive to both ecological and community needs. It grows up from the community.” A democratic design process is then fully collaborative, including all stakeholders, but with a focus on those least acknowledged. Sachs’ colleagues presented a few interesting examples that illustrate the idea of democratic design for therapeutic gardens: Daniel Winterbottom , FASLA, a landscape architect and professor at the University of Washington; Amy Wagenfeld, a occupational therapist; along wit...

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A Democratic Approach to Therapeutic Gardens

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