Art and Toilets

January 27, 2009
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Art and Toilets

Artists can engage people in the discussion about toilets and in designing them. Artists have played a major role in bringing attention to issues people are reluctant to speak about. For example, collaboration with artists, musicians, writers, designers, social entrepreneurs and members of the “creative class” have enabled PHLUSH to engage the public both...

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Restroom Design Resources

January 26, 2009
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Resources on Restroom Design and Management We’re tracking the latest print and online resources on public restroom design and would like to hear your suggestions. Books Recently a number of architectural and social works on toilet design have appeared. Many refer more to privately-owned facilities in public places rather than publicly-owned facilities in public...

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

January 26, 2009
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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) CPTED is a common sense approach to crime prevention that uses three main strategies. This interdisciplinary discipline helps predict behavior in the interest of preventing crime has generated a rich body of literature. Unfortunately, very little applies to restroom planning and construction so we ‘re trying to fill...

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Public Restroom Management Options

January 19, 2009
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This brief introduction to restroom financing, operations, management and maintenance is illustrated with experiences of various US cities. PHLUSH welcomes case studies, information and comments. Please comment on line or by email. Options for public restroom financing. With increased economic stresses on America’s households and small businesses, it is even more important that toilets...

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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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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.

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