Health Districts Resources


Healthcare Facility Transect
Created by students at the University of Miami under the direction of Professor Joanna Lombard. Student contributors: FaDina Dajani, Johnathan Hrasar, Xiaoyu Huang, Cynthia Mills, Joselyn Ojeda, Jared Payne, Raymond Peters Ahedo, Lilisbeth Valdes, Zhe Wen, Shalinie Persaud, Xuwen Xing.


Understanding the Relationship between Public Health and the Built Environment by Reid Ewing, Lawrence Frank, Richard Kreutzer, 2006.

Academic Research

A Review of the Research Literature on Evidence-Based Healthcare Design by Roger Ulrich, Craig Zimring, Xuemei Zhu, Jennifer DuBose, Hyun-Bo Seo, Young-Seon Choi, Xiaobo Quan, Anjali Joseph, 2008.

Walkable neighborhoods improve health, safety, and social life by Robert Steuteville, August 2014.

Do We Look Fat in These Suburbs? by James Hamblin, August 2014.

Health Impact Assessment of Atlanta Regional Plan 2040 Prepared by Center for Quality and Regional Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012.

Looking at Policies Through a Health Lens Prepared by Institute of Medicine, 2013.


Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability by Andrew Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, Richard Jackson, 2011.

US Health in International Perspectives: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health by Steven H. Woolf and Laudan Aron, 2013.


Designing for Wellness: The Healthcare Campus of the Future by Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor, 2014.

The New Medical Campus Keeps Population Health in Mind by Oliver Wyman's Health & Life Sciences Practice, edited by Charlotte Rowe, 2014.

Building Healthy Communities Interview with Ana Garcia of DASH-NY, CNU News, 2014.

It's All About the Health: The Move From Medical to Health Districts by Basak Alkan, 2014.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention: This toolkit can help planners, public health professionals, and the general public include health in the community planning process.

Center for Health Design: CHD's mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy.

Designing Healthy Communities: Dr. Richard Jackson's a multimedia public education project, including a series of four PBS documentaries.