A Contextual Study for Healthy Communities in China: Towards Culturally-Sensitive Urban Design and Planning

May 26, 2016

This article presents a framework for developing healthy communities in China, considering cultural, social, and environmental aspects. The framework is based on the concept that healthcare facilities and their surrounding communities function as an integrated system. The research methodology included a literature review and observations, where a central region in Shanghai was investigated. The article concludes with recommendation how this specific district could be improved in terms of providing healthcare to its residents, as well as general conclusions for how the framework can be adopted to other Chinese locations.

keywords: urban regeneration, China, healthcare reform, urbanization, contextual studies

Melody Yiu, LEED BD+C (Perkins+Will)
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