Medical Facilities

Homeless Shelter

Designing for Social Distance Requires Creative Solutions

Modular systems and flexible use of shared spaces are priorities as urban designers begin to consider how design requirements will change in the future.

May 14, 2020 - WHYY

Empty Mall

New Lives for Dead Malls

Suburban malls around the country are shutting down, and the huge spaces offer a variety of opportunities for creative reuse.

November 30, 2019 - The Washington Post

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

How will the Physical Urban Environment be Affected by Obamacare?

Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau discusses what the Affordable Care Act means for hospital construction, design, and expansion.

April 23, 2014 - UrbDeZine

Why Reliance on 'Eds and Meds' Is Misguided

A growing list of cities are banking their economic development on the medical and educational sectors, which have consistently grown over the past few decades. Aaron Renn examines why overreliance on eds and meds is problematic.

September 13, 2012 - New Geography

Cities Court Medical and Educational Facilities in Hopes of Stimulating Development

The rise of the innovation economy is driving fierce competition between cities across America to attract medical facilities and universities as job providers and engines of development.

August 13, 2012 - Urban Land Magazine

New Orleans Biomedical Campus Ignites Preservation Battle

Mark Guarino investigates the controversial construction of an expansive new development in the historic Lower Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.

December 9, 2010 - The Christian Science Monitor

'Tele-Nurses' Save Precious Bucks on Ambulances

Instead of sending an ambulance every time someone calls 9-1-1, the Houston City Council voted to contract with a telephone nursing service for non-emergencies.

June 12, 2008 - The Houston Chronicle

The City, the College and the Hospital

This article from Governing looks at the role of higher education and medical facilities in keeping urban areas alive.

May 14, 2008 - Governing

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