Healthy Places Research Group Meeting

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January Meeting 

Promoting Healing Through Design


Jennifer R. DuBose, Senior Research Associate,

College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology


 Arthi Vijayanagara Rao, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), Georgia Institute of Technology



Please join us for the next HPRG meeting where we will explore how the design of both interior spaces and exterior places can promote public health across multiple scales. We will discuss the socio-ecological model to provide a framework for understanding, , which diagrammatically illustrates the concept of health as a constant interplay between the individual and the environment. In this context, rethinking the design of places – including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and medical clinics – will allow us to promote better health outcomes. In addition, within the larger context, the therapeutic role of public spaces such as parks and greenspace should be considered as a critical element in the design of these places.   

We will have two presentations on the topic. The first will be given by a researcher from Georgia Tech's College of Architecture who will describe innovative evidence-based design strategies for healthcare facilities that promote healing. The second presentation will be given by a doctoral candidate and researcher who will describe how some of these ideas also translate to the design of alternative therapeutic landscapes within a systems approach to health and well-being.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM 

Program starts promptly at 7:30.
Serving breakfast, juice, and coffee.


Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

Georgia Institute of Technology

760 Spring Street, Suite 213 | Atlanta, GA 30308

Click here for directions.
Please RSVP to sarah.smith@coa.gatech.edu.  


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