A Pattern Language

Academy of Architecture for Health, an AIA Knowledge Community

Active Living Research (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Design Health Research Consortium–health-research-consortium

American Society of Landscape Architects
Health Benefits of Nature
Healthy and Livable Communities

Architects for Health

Architecture for Humanity

Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse

Center for Active Design

Center for Communities by Design (AIA)

Center for Health Design

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Places (includes community design resources)

Center for Universal Design

Congress of the New Urbanism

Design for America

Design for Health

Donald Appleyard

Disadvantaged by Design

Environmental Design Research Association

Environmental Design Research Sites

Environmental Simulation Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Ergonomics Society

Form-based code

Garden Cities of Tomorrow

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

GreenScale Research Project

Guide to Community Preventive Services/CDC

Health and Places Initiative (HAPI) at Harvard

Health Impact Assessment

Health Impacts of Airport Noise and Air Pollution

Healthy Cities/Healthy Communities

Healthy Cities Programs/World Health Organization

Healthy Places by Design

Healthy People 2010

Housing and Urban Design/USDHHS

Institute on Aging and Environment

International Academy for Design and Health

Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Planning and Public Health (Harvard)

International Association for People-Environment Studies

International Union of Architects – Public Health Group

International Well Building Institute

Jan Gehl

Jane Jacobs/Death and Life of Great American Cities

National Association of County & City Health Officials

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Natural Learning Initiative

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
NCCOR Useful Behavioral Design Resources/

NIMBY (Not in my backyard)

Physical Activity and Environmental Design


Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Prevention Institute

Project for Public Spaces

Richard Jackson, Designing Healthy Communities

Seaside Research Portal

Smarter Lunchrooms Project

Smart Growth America

Smart Growth Online

Sprawl Watch

Third Places

US Census Bureau

U.S. Green Building Council

What is an Ecological Footprint?

Why They Built the Pruitt-Igoe Project

World Health Organization (WHO) European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH),-bonn,-germany

Academic Journals

American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Cities & Health

Children, Youth, and Environment

Environment and Behavior, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Health & Place

Journal of Environmental Psychology, Academic Press Ltd., London, U.K.

Urban Design and Mental Health


Environmental Design Research Association

International Association for People-Environment Studies

Making Cities Liveable

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Active Living Research (ALR)

Academic Programs

AIA’s Design Health Research Consortium Members–health-research-consortium

Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

Health and Places Initiative (HAPI) at Harvard

MIT’s Health & Urbanism: Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism

University of Minnesota, Center for Design in Health

University of Virginia School of Architecture, Center for Design & Health


Human-Environment Relations Course/Gary Evans, Cornell University

Environmental Psychology Course/Dan Stokols/University of California-Irvine

Effects of the Built Environment on Health/Kim Rollings/University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Sample Syllabi for Planning Education: Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse