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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-3
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  November 19, 2012
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: Universal design is the philosophy of designing our built environment to be usable by the widest possible variety of people, including those with and without disabilities; and
   
WHEREAS: Members of the Silver Ribbon Commission, in their exploration of aging in Cambridge and in particular housing options for seniors, recommended promoting the concept of universal design; now therefore be it
     
ORDERED: That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to develop a process to promote universal design and visitability in all Cambridge public buildings; and be it further
   

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to devise a program to encourage private developers to incorporate this design concept, particularly in new residential building; and be it further
   

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter. 
    

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