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Dead Mall? Convert it to a Health Clinic

Closed and struggling malls around the country are being repurposed as healthcare centers.

April 27, 2022 - Fortune

A person experiencing homelessness sleeps on the sidewalk, atop the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Reimagining Homelessness and Mental Health: 'Radical Hospitality' in Trieste, Italy

Kerry Morrison, founder of Heart Forward LA, shares her journey researching the “failures” of the U.S. mental health system, and what L.A. could learn about radical hospitality from a city with a robust community-based approach—Trieste, Italy.

December 21, 2021 - The Planning Report


The Great Scandinavian Pandemic Experiment

Perhaps no nation has captured more media attention in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic than Sweden. Unlike most of Europe, it never went into lockdown, relying mostly on voluntary social distancing. The state epidemiologist devised the plan.

May 13, 2020 - Financial Times

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An Affordable Housing Investment Guide for Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems

Hospitals are uniquely suited to make an impact in the ongoing affordable housing crisis in the United States.

August 23, 2019 - Managed Healthcare Executive

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Black Residents Have to Travel Farther for Trauma Care in Chicago

The opening of a new trauma center at the University of Chicago Hospital means many South Siders are closer to care, but there’s still a wide disparity between the distance white and black Chicagoans must travel for emergency care.

March 14, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Cleveland, Ohio

How Urban Investment Patterns Fuel Healthcare Inequities

Inequities in healthcare are linked to inequities in urban planning, a public health researcher argues.

July 20, 2018 - Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability


Study: Uber Replacing Ambulances Nationwide

An ambulance ride can cost thousands of dollars—even surge pricing won't top that (most of the time.)

December 18, 2017 - The Mercury News

UPMC Skyline

Three New Hospitals Slated for Pittsburgh

The cutting-edge facilities are part of a $2 billion investment by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

November 10, 2017 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Clinic Lacks a Prescription for its Community

According to an article by Dan Diamond, the Cleveland Clinic is a worldwide success story, but the community surround the hospital "remains mired in poverty."

July 18, 2017 - Politico

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Report: 20-Year Regional Disparities in Life Expectancy

Life expectancy may be rising in the nation as a whole, but in some areas it's going down. Regional gaps are widening.

May 11, 2017 - The Washington Post

Senior Pedestrians

A Case for Integrating Housing and Healthcare Services

Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.

July 28, 2016 - CityLab

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A Missing Conversation: Medical Centers and the Built Environment

Hospitals, medical research centers, and the like are supposed to represent health, but are often an unappealing and monolithic presence in the urban landscape. How can the form of health centers fall in line with their function?

May 25, 2016 - The Brookings Institution

Hospitals Scaling Up Along With Houston's Population

Houston's status as one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country has not gone unnoticed by the healthcare industry.

June 24, 2015 - Houston Chronicle

Op-Ed: Transportation Funding is Only One Part of a Fair Budget

A guest column on the Saporta Report offers a reminder of the many critical public needs that compete with transportation funding for state dollars.

January 27, 2015 - Saporta Report

You've Got a Friend in Me: Community Development and Health Sectors Working Together

Sixty percent of premature deaths are accounted for not by medical care or lack thereof, but by social circumstances, environmental conditions, and behavioral patterns. So perhaps the medical field on its own can't prevent them.

August 2, 2012 - Shelterforce

Healthcare Fuels Pittsburgh's Comeback

The onetime steel capital's transition to an economy based on the healthcare sector has helped Pittsburgh emerge from the recession much quicker than many other cities, bringing welcome jobs and questions about its sustainability, reports Don Lee.

May 14, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

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