Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Health Care

6 days ago
A grim warning was issued by the non-profit group that represents America's medical schools and teaching hospitals: if the nation doesn't change its response to the pandemic, "Multiples of hundreds of thousands" of additional deaths may occur.
CNN
July 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
At the request of the state's largest health network, Arizona has activated the "Crisis Standards of Care," meaning that if a hospital lacks capacity, it can turn away new patients, likely to be seniors, sending them home. Other states may follow.
Arizona Mirror
April 8, 2020, 6am PDT
The impact of coronavirus on unemployment and healthcare is predicted to affect black and Latinos at a disproportionate rate, raising questions about what can be done to ease the suffering and close the racial wealth divide in America.
CNN Business
November 21, 2018, 8am PST
Less dense communities provide specific challenges in providing services to residents in need of extra care. More seniors living in suburban and rural communities will require new and scalable solutions.
Route Fifty
January 18, 2017, 5am PST
Access to healthcare and city or suburban lifestyles seem to be tied to a longer life.
Vox
October 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
Health care advice can often be given through video or teleconferencing, which saves a great deal of time and money, but most patients still aren't eager to do it.
Chicago Tribune
September 18, 2015, 2pm PDT
If the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to reduce the percentage of Americans without health insurance, new Census data shows it's doing just that. Americans without health insurance fell by three percent last year, or 8.8 million people.
Slate
September 27, 2012, 7am PDT
Do you know the effect your spiffy new development will have on the neighbors' health? Aaron Wernham and the Kresge Foundation think you could use a health impact assessment.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 24, 2012, 9am PDT
James Brasuell reports on the results of a competition sponsored by healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente aiming to transform healthcare design in California by breaking from traditionally sterile and isolating hospital environments.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 22, 2012, 7am PST
Lecturers call race a "surrogate" for socioeconomic factors that determine health outcomes, reports Beth Fitzgerald.
NJ Spotlight
Blog post
January 18, 2009, 3pm PST

Just getting started here, so I hope you’ll give me time to set my voice and you will tune in to provide a thoughtful dialogue. Like many of you, I am an urban planner with a distinguished background. My current emphasis is on new community development that will begin to emerge in the United States by 2013. Over the past two years, I was lucky enough to have a patron who sent me all over the world to see and record the best places, and meet with experts in energy efficiency, health care delivery, workplace transformation, learning and transportation demand reduction.

Rick Abelson
October 15, 2008, 6am PDT
Unable to bear the financial burden of serving the community's poor, inner-city nonprofit hospitals have been shutting down while investing in suburban hospitals, where patients are more likely to be insured.
The Wall Street Journal
September 24, 2008, 2pm PDT
Gail Christopher is hoping that the next president might take the health care conversation out of the hospitals and into the streets.
Citiwire.net