Posts by Phlush

Toilet Facility Types

Choosing what’s best for your location. The choice of facility depends on a number of factors: existing infrastructure, available management options, maintenance budgets, even overall population size. Automatic Public Toilets (APTs) Automatic Public Toilets (APTs) are a usual part of the streetscape in many of the world larger cities. In 2001, it was reported that…

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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 in…

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Restroom Design Resources

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 spaces.…

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

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 the…

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Public Restroom Management Options

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 are…

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