Hövnís, a City for Everyone
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Property of the Royal Atheneum of Hövnís, Eörpe
Citizens of Hövnís, Yesterday, First Union Minister Alisione held a public speech to share the news of the Eörpan Collective becoming officially accepted as a member of the United Worlds. They also announced the High Republic Parliament's decision to declare the City of Hövnís as the new planetary capital, reinforcing our place as the Collective's oldest, largest, and most important settlement. Hövnís has a long standing history as an attractive multicultural center; drawing immigration, trade, and tourism from across the galaxy. It's our firm belief that our success stem from the city founders' mutual agreement that the ideal, borderless, galactic-spanning society of the future can only be reached by embracing diversity, equality, and inclusivity. And today we are proud to step into the United Worlds as a leading example of omni-speciesist design. Our predecessors pioneered what today is considered a staple of modern urban planning: Using building materials that are naturally non-reflective to visible and UV-light, or treating surfaces with anti-reflective paint. Using architectural design without sharp angles, corners, or points. Increasing the minimum requirements on dimensions for doorways and indoor spaces. Requiring all building entryways and all doors/gates, indoors and outdoors, to public access areas to be automated. Requiring a clear indication of the existence of any see-through or mirror surfaces. Increasing the minimum requirements for walkway and road widths. Heavily restricting or forbidding the use of fluorescent lights and generation of sounds at certain frequencies. Incorporating public transport systems that are usable and accessible regardless of height, length, morphology, pedalism, or other distinguished physical features. Requiring clear and precise communication if a space, service, or piece of goods is unsuitable or harmful to an individual of a specific species or with a specific condition, and why. The current city council all agree that there's still a lot more we can do to make our beloved city even more inclusive to an larger number of sapients and cater to an even broader range of needs. With dedication, hard work, and a democratic spirit, we can together keep raising the bar and inspire others to build for omni-speciesism. To become, like Hövnís, a city for everyone.
Hövnís Main-City Council
Hövnís Main-City Council
To retain transparency with our citizens, please find an addendum attached below, containing the currently running public bills that concern accessibility and inclusivity.