DANIEL R. Y. GAN, PHD
The provision of urban spaces for optimal functioning will enable neurodivergent persons to participate more fully in society and interact with others. Best physical, social, and organizational practices may be ascertained via research-by-design, i.e., creating prototypes to optimize specific design elements with an A-B testing approach. These knowledge will enable place-based interventions for more inclusive cities.
Atmospheres for Inclusion and Connections
Inclusive programming are required to make sure neurodivergents and their care partners feel welcomed. Well-modulated environmental stimuli provide respite.
Landscapes for Diversity and Wayfinding
Sensory landscapes with a variety of spatial qualities provide meaningful choices for solitude and connections throughout the city.
Members of the neurodivergent community may be engaged via focus groups, workshops, and surveys with sophisticated modelling (e.g., SEM) to isolate the effect of specific elements.