Jason Harper

Want To Design Better Hospitals? Put Them in Walkable Communities

There is a wide disconnect between the Fit City movement and how hospitals and healthcare facilities are designed.

The 20th Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) concluded this spring with a rousing speech by Dr. Richard Jackson, a pediatrician and chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health. You may have seen him hosting the four-part documentary Designing Healthy Communities on PBS, which previewed the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) just released report Weight of…