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Other common design issues, such as "over-elevated" buildings where capacity is planned for rush-hour conditions - can be avoided by the simple expedient of including the mobility provider in discussions during the early design phase. In Schindler's experience, including engineers in the design process not only leads to an optimal configuration of elevators and escalators for a building, it also confers distinct benefits during the planning and construction phaseTypical examples are fewer shafts for the same or higher levels of traffic (in large buildings' elevator shafts can take up prodigious amounts of space); and more versatile design options for elevator lobbies.

We ha ve been in- volved in what we term "community planning" for more than a decade and ha ve carried out well in excess of 100 exercises throughout the United Kingdom and across Europe. Initially our commis sions tended to come either from the public secto r (local authorities/region al development agencies) or from community groups backed by government money. Often the se projects were located in problematic areas suffering from severe deprivation that required serious physical, social, and economic regeneration such as parts of Manchester, Newcastle, and Belfast .

Responsibility is ideas from the floor are added to those already pas sed to the participants to try and reach congenerated. The resu lt of these topic group participants to reinforce the fact "hands-on planning" sess ions is a number of that these are local people's ideas, and engender visuall y stimulating plans which h ave been designed on a collaborative ba sis, combining coma greater sense of collective ownership. The second type of workshop that produces munity aspirations with commercial realities.

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