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Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit

PHLUSH (2015)

Published in: 2015
Pages: 66

Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), Portland, USA


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The purpose of the Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit is to strengthen the capacity of citizen advocates and City officials to provide and maintain great public toilets that make communities livable, respect human dignity and promote health and well-being. PHLUSH regularly responds to requests from communities throughout North America seeking to increase toilet availability. These seventeen tools are designed for use by city managers, transit authorities, CPTED specialists, public health officials, toilet entrepreneurs, proponents of active living, media professionals, and engaged citizens.

Content - Summary

Part One: Strategy Tools
1. Engage the Community in the Conversation
2. Recognize Good Restroom Design
3. Explore Options: Renovate, Build, Purchase, or Rent
4. Plan for Operational and Financial Sustainability

Part Two: Action Planning Tools
5. Gather Information: Walkabouts, Maps, Surveys
6. Reach Out to the Community
7. Bring Stakeholders Together to Plan
8. Choose Sites Using CPTED
9. Understand Codes and Regulations
10. Mobilize Support from Residents, Businesses and Local Officials
11. Orchestrate Media Advocacy and Work with Journalists
12. Find More Information and Practical Resources

- A Brief History of Public Toilet Advocacy
- Why Public Toilets?
- PHLUSH Design Principles for Public Restrooms
- Direct Access Family and All-Gender Toilet Rooms
- A Toilet Tour Discussion Checklist

Bibliographic information

PHLUSH (2015). Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit. Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), Portland, USA

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