The Network facilitates knowledge-sharing about improving the quality of life in urban centres around the world. Representatives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors are invited to share good practices on the website. The 'Flag of Towns and Cities for All' is a quality mark awarded to municipalities.
- Flagging accessible cities and towns
- Design for All Foundation
- Country of Implementation
- Western Europe
- First published
“The flag of Towns and Cities for All supports and encourages local governments to make public places accessible.”
The Flag of Towns and Cities for All is a quality mark which acknowledges local governments' commitment to implementing Design for All/Universal Design and accessibility in public places. Facilities, transport, buildings and services are taken into consideration with the aim of improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. To obtain the Flag, a local government must: • Be a member of the Network for Excellence • Appoint a coordinator to liaise with the Foundation • Carry out initiatives totalling a minimum of 2% of the total investment budget • The actions and projects to obtain the Flag are assessed by the Design for All Foundation or one of its associate experts.
How can city governments ensure that all their citizens' and visitors' rights are respected? Initiatives which only make use of local resources may lack continuity. Those undertaken at national level may not be sufficiently targeted or may not take into account all relevant factors.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Knowledge sharing, quality mark, networking