Health Districts Resources


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.


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


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.