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…detailed, well-illustrated, and useful… Students and practicioners of architecture, community planning, and town development will find this book valuable…  Recommended. (CHOICE)

[T]he first comprehensive guide to achieving New Urbanism’s aims while ensuring that nearly every new dwelling is accessible to individuals with impaired mobility….the baby boom generation is large and is getting creaky. The country is moving in the direction that Inclusive Housing prescribes. (New Urban News)

[A]n important addition to the literature of accessible design....the text is clear and the mission fulfilled though a well-organized approach to the topic....recommended for academic programs in architecture, gerontology, and disability studies as well as for public libraries charged with addressing broad community needs. (ARLIS/NA Reviews)

[A]n invaluable resource for designing communities that accommodate social diversity and provide equitable opportunities for all residents. (Home Builder)

About the Author

Edward Steinfeld is the director of the IdeA Center in Buffalo, New York.

Jonathan White is the design assistant for the IdeA Center in Buffalo, New York.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (May 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393733165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393733167
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA is an architect with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. He received a B.Arch. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968 and a Masters and Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 1969 and 1972. He received a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Michigan's Institute of Gerontology in 1969. He has been licensed to practice architecture in New York State since 1978. Dr. Steinfeld taught architecture and gerontology at Syracuse University from 1973 -1978 and has been teaching architecture at The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) since 1978. He is currently a Professor of Architecture and Director of the IDeA Center. He teaches a design studio and lecture courses on architecture and society and ergonomic design. Dr. Steinfeld is co-director of the RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment and the RERC on Accessible Public Transportation. He serves on the Boards of Directors of RESNA and the Global Universal Design Commission, Inc. He is internationally known for his research and has an extensive publication record. In 2003 he received a Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and has also received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), and Progressive Architecture. In 2010 he was awarded the University at Buffalo's second annual Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence. He is a frequent consultant to federal and state agencies, building owners and attorneys and has designed several buildings. The IDeA Center website is at

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 13, 2010
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Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book is a recommendation for any library strong in architecture and social design. It focuses on housing that provides access to people with disabilities and tells how to blend inclusive design practices into neighborhood and housing designs. Urban patterns and design practices offer adaptable applications for all styles of housing in diverse neighborhoods, making this a fine pick for any urban planning collection.
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