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ARCH 509 – HealthByDesign



How do we set the stage for better 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. 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 also learn about wellness focused certification systems- and why we started needing them (interested students will be given the tools to take EDAC, WELL and fitWELL certification). 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, towards one of the key issues of our times: Mental Health.


Mon 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