Posts Tagged ‘ International Code Council ’

Building Safe Toilet Design into Shared Urban Space

December 10, 2011
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Building Safe Toilet Design into Shared Urban Space

  That’s the title of our paper presented at the recent World Toilet Summit in Hainan, China.   PHLUSH believes that public toilets should be as much a part of the streetscape as sidewalks and street lamps. But as public restroom advocates all over North America know, it’s an uphill battle. For many public officials...

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Sanitation Policy Advocacy in Flush-and-Forget America

November 15, 2010
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Sanitation Policy Advocacy in Flush-and-Forget America

Following on Singapore, PHLUSH was invited for the second year in a row to speak at the World Toilet Summit. This year the annual event was held for the first time in the US.  Convened in Philadelphia Oct 31-Nov 3, 2010, the Summit was jointly organized by the World Toilet Organization and the International...

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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

December 5, 2009
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PHLUSH to serve on global technical advisory committee

In related news, PHLUSH will be serving with Clara Greed on a technical advisory committee trying to establish the Global Guideline for toilet design.   The committee is chaired by code officials from South Africa and Australia and coordinated by Jay Peters of the International Code Council.  PHLUSH will be looking especially at CPTED....

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World Toilet Organization Hall of Fame honors Clara Greed

December 5, 2009
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While there was little coverage of the role of public restrooms in urban design at the Summit, the final session honored Clara Greed Greed, who was not present due to a family illness, received a WTO Hall of Fame Award. Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning http://www.bne.uwe.ac.uk/staff/staffDetails.asp?StaffID=c-greed at the University of the West of...

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Guest Post: Code change is the best way to increase restroom availability

September 24, 2009
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Guest Post:  Code change is the best way to increase restroom availability

By Robert Brubaker, Program Manager, American Restroom Association Code change is the best way to increase restroom availability. 090809rb 8:23 am 090809cm   1:45 pm   546 words A State code expert from Kansas,  Eirene Oliphant has submitted potty parity code change proposals that address some of the ‘long line’ problems women face waiting...

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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