From gender-inclusive spaces to eco-friendly roofs, newly built spaces for public engagement are building modern social concepts into their infrastructure for more thoughtful and intentional environments.
A new terminal at the Kansas City airport features sensory rooms, gender neutral bathrooms, and more inclusive installations built into its infrastructure. The terminal opened on February 28, and greets travelers with a breadth of offerings that cater to travelers of all walks of life. The Kansas City Aviation Department collaborated with local organizations including The Whole Person, Variety KC, Dementia Friendly KC and others to ensure every checkpoint was ADA - compliant in reference to the Americans with Disabilities Act Standard for Accessible Design, making the airport as inclusive and accessible as possible. Nursing rooms, sensory rooms and flight simulators to soothe or prepare neurodivergent travelers, and inclusive play areas for children are just a few more examples of how the airport is catering to a breadth of travelers in what can traditionally be a stressful setting.