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ARCH 409 – Health by Design


This course is founded on the belief that design makes a difference. We will learn how to link design intent to health outcomes. We will understand what it means to truly improve health and wellbeing (physical and mental). What are the measures? Are they meaningful? Do they matter? Can we, as a community, link our design intent to meaningful outcomes, and honestly assess how (and why) we failed? We will learn about evidence-based design and evidence-challenging design. We will take on issues of health and design that are in debate across our industry today. We will learn about core areas like public health, clinical outcomes, safety, technology, and human perception- and then seek to bridge this insight, across disciplines, to three foundational concerns of our times: Contagion, Climate and Community.


Wed 6:00-9:00pm  2108 A&AB


Upali Nanda


Course Brief

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning