Healthy Places: Focus on Healthcare
At the end of March we hosted a symposium at the city hall Innovation Lab: “Healthy Places: Focus on Healthcare” to explore the following questions: how can health campuses contribute to livable and healthy streetscapes? What are the precedents that demonstrate the ability of health campuses to not only care for their clients, but also promote health by their very design? Professionals from the Alberta Ministry of Health, architects, designers, and city officials watched as Juliana Morar, a local landscape architect, presented examples of health campus precedents. These precedents, some international and some local painted a picture of the possibilities of health campuses which are well integrated, fitting snugly into their neighbourhoods and even adding to walkability and vibrancy.