Design Days: Building Inclusive Futures

Design Days: Building Inclusive Futures



design daysAs over 40,000 individuals from the global design community convene in the Fulton Market District for Chicago’s Design Days from June 10–12, Tarkett invites design professionals to its showroom at 215 N. Peoria Street, Floor 10. Alongside showcasing its latest initiatives and products, Tarkett will host a series of educational sessions and panel discussions featuring leading voices from the design industry, including our CEO, Dr. John McKeon. These events provide valuable insights and foster meaningful conversations about the latest trends and innovations in commercial design.

Building Inclusive Futures: Health Equity and Community-Centric Design

Dr McKeon will be participating on a panel discussion titled “Building Inclusive Futures: Health Equity and Community-Centric Design”, taking place on Monday, June 10 at 2 pm. His co-panelists include Denge Agola, Principal, SmithGroup and  Ian Hughes, Director of Environmental Sustainability, RUSH University Medical Center. The session will be moderated by Roxane Spears, Vice President of Sustainability, Tarkett North America

Background

Environmental turbulence and climate change take a significant toll on all living beings, disproportionately affecting people from under-resourced communities. These individuals face greater risks and higher rates of negative health impacts, which often diminish their quality of life and life expectancy.

As we navigate the challenges these issues pose to the built environment, it is crucial to collaborate and include the perspectives of those most affected in the design of buildings and spaces intended to serve them. This panel discussion will explore the importance of community-centric design, each bringing  unique and relevant viewpoints on how they strive to transform the status quo.

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