Health Districts Resources


CDC's Healthy Community Design Checklist Toolkit and the CNU Charter for the New Urbanism will be the springboards for this investigation.

Understanding the Relationship between Public Health and the Built Environment by Reid Ewing, Lawrence Frank, Richard Kreutzer. This report was prepared for the LEED-ND Core Committee in May 2006. Available online here.

A Review of the Research Literature on Evidence-Based Healthcare Design by Roger S. Ulrich, Craig Zimring, Xuemei Zhu, Jennifer DuBose, Hyun-Bo Seo, Young-Seon Choi, Xiaobo Quan, Anjali Joseph at the Georgia Institute of Technology and The Center for Health Design, 2008. Available online here.

"Healthy Heath Care Settings" by C. Zimring and J. DuBose in Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability.

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

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





Initiative Team

  • Basak Alkan, Perkins + Will and CNU Atlanta Chapter Board member
  • Chris Carrigan, Historical Concepts and CNU Atlanta Chapter Board member
  • Sophia Chang, California Healthcare Foundation
  • Tracey Coker, Vice President & Support Services, Piedmont Fayette Hospital
  • Andrew Cogar, Historical Concepts
  • Jack Davis, CNU Board Member and National Trust for Historic Preservation Board Member
  • Lawrence D. Frank, President, Urban Design 4 Health, Inc.
  • Thomas M. Gallas, Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.
  • Charles Green, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Community Design Initiative
  • David Green, Perkins + Will and Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jason Harper, Perkins + Will
  • Dougal Hewitt, Senior Vice President, Mission at Bon Secours Virginia Health System
  • Douglas Kelbaugh, University of Michigan and CNU Board Member
  • Joanna Lombard, University of Miami
  • John Norquist, CNU President and CEO
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Duany Plater-Zyberk, CNU Emeritus Board Liaison
  • Laura Heery Prozes, Brookwood Group, and CNU Board Liaison
  • Michael Swartz, David M. Schwarz Architects
  • Brett van Akkeren, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • David Walton, M.D., Deputy Director, Partners In Health, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Contact

    For more information, contact Alex McKeag,
    CNU Program Manager, amckeag{at}

    The Health Districts Initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the members of the Congress for the New Urbanism.