Archinect - Newton's Notes 2020-08-06T22:01:15-04:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150209255/european-healthcare-design-blurring-the-boundaries-designing-place-based-health-systems EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN - BLURRING THE BOUNDARIES: DESIGNING PLACE-BASED HEALTH SYSTEMS Erin Sharp Newton 2020-07-29T19:56:44-04:00 >2020-08-02T03:08:35-04:00 <p><a href="https://europeanhealthcaredesign2019.salus.global/uploads/media/conference_document/0001/18/e8d5be73b2c009d245e5d2b3818a27ee2520c5a8.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Designing a Healing Mental Health Campus to create an Accessible Continuum of Compassionate Care&rdquo;</a></p> <p><a href="https://europeanhealthcaredesign2019.salus.global/uploads/media/article_file/0001/20/52719849e366a6edaf16fc4f1cff88fd5870eea0.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="Designing a Healing Mental Health Campus to Create an Accessible Continuum of Compassionate Care- Donald Parker, Erin Sharp-Newton, Ben P. Lee for the European Healthcare Design Congress" alt="Designing a Healing Mental Health Campus to Create an Accessible Continuum of Compassionate Care- Donald Parker, Erin Sharp-Newton, Ben P. Lee for the European Healthcare Design Congress" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be4015c54ab03f677d909ada8e80b7ae.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></p> <p><a href="https://europeanhealthcaredesign2019.salus.global/conference-show/european-healthcare-design-2019" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Presented at the European Healthcare Congress in London, UK</a><br></p> <p><strong>Historically patients with long term mental illness have been warehoused away from the local population. </strong>Driven by stigma, lack of understanding, and marginalized resources, citizens with mental health concerns were often isolated further in facilities separated from the community. Access to care is often limited, and the continuum of care has been disjointed. It can take 5 years for a patient to reach to find their place as a functioning member of society, managed and stabilized<strong>. </strong>How does this fit into a system that focuses on short-term solutions, or otherwise long-term isolation?<strong></strong><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://www.nkarchitects.com/carrier-clinic-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="NK Architects Carrier Clinic Master Plan" alt="NK Architects Carrier Clinic Master Plan" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1b7123891db035e7f4daef9e88b749a.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>NK Architects Carrier Clinic Master Plan</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Carrier Clinic has been a pioneer in overcoming this dilemma. From a farm based, grass roots initiative, Carrier, in conjunction with NK Architects Behavioral Health Design team, has designed and developed a...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150209253/neptune-nation-s-1st-urgent-care-for-behavioral-health NEPTUNE - NATION'S 1ST URGENT CARE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Erin Sharp Newton 2020-07-29T19:37:20-04:00 >2020-07-29T19:48:10-04:00 <p><strong>NK Architects provided professional architectural services for the Nation's first urgent care center that also caters to those with mental health issues and concerns. &nbsp;</strong><br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/now-in-neptune-nations-first-urgent-care-offering-mental-health-services/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="NJTV VIDEO" alt="NJTV VIDEO" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/18007584142712ee744c044da536c1f4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Now in Neptune, nation&rsquo;s first urgent care offering mental health services BY Raven Santana, Correspondent</figcaption></figure><p>Spearheading and pioneering creative solutions in the world of Behavioral Health Design, the NK Architects Behavioral Health Team worked closely with Hackensack Meridian Health/ Carrier Clinic to develop a new model of design that incorporates Urgent Care and Mental Health under one roof.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ad024255552128a09fed34100f4a7765.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ad024255552128a09fed34100f4a7765.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Excerpt from NJTV News:<strong> "The walk-in center is an outgrowth of the recent merger of&nbsp;Hackensack Meridian Health, which operates 16 hospitals, and the 100-year-old Carrier Clinic, which specializes in addiction and psychiatric care.</strong></p> <p><strong>No appointment is necessary at the center. And Donald Parker, president and CEO of the Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic,&nbsp;says copays and wait times will be significantly lower than what patient...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150209247/aia-new-era-dawns-in-behavioral-health AIA: NEW ERA DAWNS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH Erin Sharp Newton 2020-07-29T19:01:31-04:00 >2020-07-29T21:38:30-04:00 <p>"Departing from the institutionalized care of the past, architects are designing behavioral health hospitals, clinics, and specialized environments that better reflect the needs of patients and staff."</p> <p>from: <a href="https://www.aia.org/articles/6120749-a-new-era-dawns-in-behavioral-health-desig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.aia.org/articles/6120749-a-new-era-dawns-in-behavioral-health-desig</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://www.aia.org/articles/6120749-a-new-era-dawns-in-behavioral-health-desig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="A New Era Dawns in Behavioral Health Design" alt="A New Era Dawns in Behavioral Health Design" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90abdc50e6600df01090ee87c3318a0d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photographer: Joe Harrison, Firm: NK Architects<p><br></p> <p><br></p> Here comes the SUN<p><br></p><p>One example of this highlighted by AIA.org is <a href="https://www.nkarchitects.com/sun-behavioral-health-inpatient-outpatient-behavioral-health-hospital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SUN Behavioral Health&rsquo;s inpatient/outpatient hospital</a> in Erlanger, Kentucky.</p><p><br></p><p>&ldquo;The fantastic thing here is that it was a ground-up,&rdquo; Newton says. Many projects in this field are upgrades or renovations, she notes, which limits an architect&rsquo;s ability to start from scratch. Here, the team at NK could pursue their full agenda with the support of a committed and knowledgeable healthcare client.</p><p><br></p><p>The hospital came in at just under 150,000 square feet with 197 beds. It&rsquo;s entirely devoted to mental and behavioral health; SUN prides itself on being a community-oriented company, which means an emphasis on comm...</p></figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150098877/morristown-nj-case-study-goes-to-london MORRISTOWN, NJ CASE STUDY GOES TO LONDON Erin Sharp Newton 2018-12-04T10:36:37-05:00 >2019-04-01T09:46:03-04:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d50d6defe52c45f6259d2e388089db4a.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d50d6defe52c45f6259d2e388089db4a.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong><u>Morristown Case Study Displayed at the Healthy City Design Conference in London</u> </strong></p> <p>(A Press Release by JENNIE AREZZI on TapInto.net)</p> <p><a href="https://www.tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/morristown-case-study-displayed-at-the-healthy-city-design-conference-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/morristown-case-study-displayed-at-the-healthy-city-design-conference-in-London</a></p> <p>MORRISTOWN, NJ &ndash; NK Architects, a Morristown-based architecture and structural engineering firm, had the honor of displaying a case study on improving health and wellness in Morristown at this year&rsquo;s Healthy City Design International 2018 Congress &amp; Exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians in London, England.</p> <p>The second annual conference, organized by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, had a theme and mission to promote sustainable development, wellbeing, and inclusive growth in creating cities and communities that are resilient, equitable, and fair to all.</p> <p>The organizers and attendees came together after realizing that there are still health inequal...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150098261/strategic-facility-design-for-mental-behavioral-health-facilities STRATEGIC FACILITY DESIGN (FOR MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FACILITIES) Erin Sharp Newton 2018-11-29T15:39:33-05:00 >2018-12-26T13:01:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27927d4cc19d74e48c869d53bab43699.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27927d4cc19d74e48c869d53bab43699.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Source: The works of Jeremy Bentham vol. IV, 172-3, 1843 (originally 1791); Referenced also by Hunt-Sine</figcaption></figure><strong>BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - STRATEGIC FACILITY DESIGN INNOVATIONS THAT IMPROVE TREATMENT OUTCOMES, SAFETY AND THE BOTTOM LINE&nbsp;</strong> <strong><br></strong> <strong>Following is an excerpt from a synopsis written for the Center for Health Design (CHD) Behavioral Health Design Conference held in Arlington, Virginia last year. The focus of the 7 panel presentations was on providing better quality metal/ behavioral/ psychiatric healthcare environments.</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://(https://www.healthdesign.org/i..." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(Full Version Here)</a> <br> During this CHD Pebble-in Practice Workshop, researchers, panelists &amp; experts shared their findings and views on designing for mental health facilities in an interactive, collaborative, problem-solving workshop, that could inspire design professionals to expand their physical design strategies to support improved outcomes. <strong><br></strong> <strong>The Center for Health Design&nbsp;posed some key questions:</strong> <ul><li>&ldquo;What role can the built environment play in solving the dire and growing mental h...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150077340/guidelines-for-the-architecture-of-mental-health-a-beginners-guide GUIDELINES FOR THE ARCHITECTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH (A Beginners Guide) Erin Sharp Newton 2018-08-13T18:44:00-04:00 >2019-11-13T13:01:04-05:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fd/fdc63679142c93d7439533ee332eb240.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="AUTHOR: Wellcome Library, London, Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" alt="AUTHOR: Wellcome Library, London, Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fd/fdc63679142c93d7439533ee332eb240.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>AUTHOR: Wellcome Library, London, Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0</a>/</figcaption></figure><p><strong>ARCHITECTURE FOR MENTAL HEALTH</strong> <br>As an advocate for the best design possible for Behavioral Health Architecture, and as a designer who is passionate about seeing the built environment of mental health improve and rise to a better level of design,so that the buildings and environments can truly be more healing, efficient, safe and less institutional, I am challenged to forge through the many layers of (perceived) obstacles to good design, while simultaneously required to understand those (again, "perceived") obstacles to come up with solutions that maintain safety and security, and still succeed in gently pushing the envelope for better design outcomes.</p> <p><a href="https://www.nkarchitects.com/our-work-behavioral-healthcare/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="NK Architects Behavioral Healthcare Architecture, SUN Behavioral Health" alt="NK Architects Behavioral Healthcare Architecture, SUN Behavioral Health" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/05bcd5313d3c6a82a5bac5f4e83221e8.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a> </p> <figcaption>NK Architects Behavioral Healthcare Architecture Design, SUN Behavioral Health</figcaption><p> Sometimes in my work, I am asked for references, to help people find their way through the requ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150068452/in-complete-bienalle-preview-freespace (IN)COMPLETE - BIENALLE (PREVIEW) - FREESPACE Erin Sharp Newton 2018-06-10T13:23:57-04:00 >2019-04-01T09:46:03-04:00 <figure><figure><p><a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="La Biennale di Venezia - Re-thinking Practice" alt="La Biennale di Venezia - Re-thinking Practice" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6ee24138659e5bb5344912693de9b00b.gif"></a></p><figcaption>La Biennale di Venezia (PREVIEW TO AUGUST ARTICLE)</figcaption></figure></figure><p><strong>Soon we will be visiting the&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.labiennale.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2018 Biennale Architecttura 2018</strong></a><strong> in Venice....&nbsp;&nbsp;soon we will be&nbsp;wandering through the garden of international&nbsp;pavilions at the <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/La+Biennale+di+Venezia+Arsenale/@45.4333485,12.3539859,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x39c5d33d7d06b1d5?sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjhq8ua0MzbAhVsw1kKHWVRBx4Q_BIIjQEwDg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arsenale</a>, where&nbsp;architects, designers, thinkers, and creators from all around the world are expressing their countries collective visions, interrogations and ideas.<em><br></em><br></strong></p> <figure><p><a href="www.labiennale.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><img title="2018 Venice Bienalle Architecttura" alt="2018 Venice Bienalle Architecttura" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/4328217105bbe20a8ed67ff2408c6a02.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></em></a></p><figcaption><em>2018 Venice Bienalle Architecttu</em>ra</figcaption></figure><p>The 2018 Biennale Architettura is titled&nbsp;<em><strong>FREESPACE</strong></em>, a word meant to describe <em>"<strong>generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda."&nbsp;<a href="http://www.labiennale.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">(http://www.labiennale.org)</a></strong></em></p> <p><strong>The first&nbsp;stop will be&nbsp;Cafe Florian:&nbsp;</strong> In the late XIX Century, it was at the tables of Caff&egrave; Florian that the local politicians and art enthusiasts created the Biennale:</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.caffeflorian.com/it/venezia/news-eventi-florian-venezia/incomplete.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.caffeflorian.com/it...</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://www.caffeflorian.com/en/venice/news-and-events-florian-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="(IN)Complete - Caffe Florian" alt="(IN)Complete - Caffe Florian" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/31996533d0f1764c827c712230a15338.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption><em>May 25 up to September 8: Visitors will be asked for their opinion, anonymized, and to contribute to collective intelligence, a &ldquo;Freespace&rdquo;, the theme of the 16th Architecture Biennale. The collec...</em></figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150061466/divercity-belonging-in-the-city DIVERCITY + BELONGING IN THE CITY Erin Sharp Newton 2018-04-25T00:47:55-04:00 >2018-06-21T17:40:38-04:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gp893nk2jhhjghct.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gp893nk2jhhjghct.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="https://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/journal-4---divercity.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIVERCITY + BELONGING IN THE CITY</a><br><a href="https://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/journal-4---divercity.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Excerpt from the Centre for Urban Design &amp; Mental Health</a></p> "<strong>To </strong><strong>study</strong><strong> the city means analyzing the full 360 degrees of reality that</strong><strong> surrounds us through both concrete</strong><strong> appearances, as well as its </strong><strong>impalpable</strong><strong> truths: time, memory, need and sentiment</strong><strong>.<br><br><em>There are many ways that the frenetic growth of cities has created voids. These are not so much material voids lacking construction but are more the absence of a rapport between people and their context. For example, there are places that one goes to solely for work or solely for fun, places where some go and others do not, and there are places where one feels alien.</em><em>"</em></strong><em> - </em>Premise for CitizeNations, Cibic &amp; Sharp <figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nbuk1ryrbkkk3wgp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nbuk1ryrbkkk3wgp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In looking at the city, it is imperative to look at the people.<br></p><p><br>In the good city, diversity offers stimulating variety without becoming chaotic. </p><p><br></p><p>The good city allows for belonging, a place to be oneself, while also allowing community &ndash; a place to care for others, to not be self-confined.&nbsp; </p><p><br></p><p>It is this balanc...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150050434/cutting-the-ribbon CUTTING THE RIBBON Erin Sharp Newton 2018-02-17T02:03:32-05:00 >2018-02-24T10:48:00-05:00 <figure><figure><p><a href="http://www.nkytribune.com/2018/02/sun-behavioral-health-197-bed-hospital-in-erlanger-completed-will-begin-to-accept-new-patients-in-may/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxwbwkcbycguq0m6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><strong></strong><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/798x2tujr8cexbbj.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u></u></a><strong>SETTING THE FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH</strong></p><p><strong>NK Architects and their Behavioral Healthcare Architecture Team exhale, as SUN Behavioral Health, in partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, opens its newly constructed doors to the community of Northern Kentucky.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p></figure><p>&nbsp;On President&rsquo;s Day,February 19, 2018,&nbsp;SUN and St. Elizabeth&rsquo;s will have a Ribbon Cutting &amp; Dedication Ceremony for their New Behavioral Health Hospital, located on 13 acres of land in Erlanger, Kentucky.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/798x2tujr8cexbbj.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/798x2tujr8cexbbj.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tx/txhb8x4ij4eqz09d.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>BEHAVIORAL HEALTH + ARCHITECTURE</strong></p> <p>For years NK Architects has been working on designing and supporting the construction of this new building for SUN along with the many consultants and agents that it takes to actualize a building of this type.&nbsp; SUN Behavioral Health in partnership with ST. Elizabeth's Healthcare,&nbsp;NK Architects, Woodbury Building Corporation, Danis Construction, HAWA Engineers, and Bayer Becker all were key partners in the success of this anticipated completion.</p> <p>From the early planning days, through the challe...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150049011/newton-s-reconnaissance NEWTON'S RECONNAISSANCE Erin Sharp Newton 2018-02-07T17:09:30-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p><strong>A Land-of-the-Lost in NJ</strong></p> <p>My husband was telling me about his human discovery yesterday...</p><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zl/zlpeilvz8cagk0hs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zl/zlpeilvz8cagk0hs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure></figure><p> While enduring freezing cold on railroad tracks, where he was surveying for a client of his that owns the railway, the words &ldquo;<strong>Kean Sees All</strong>&rdquo; stopped him on those tracks. This part of the railroad is nearby a local family fun tour, where kids get to ride Tommy, with his big eyes leading the way on a Tommy-the-Train Excursion. </p> <figure><p><a href="http://877trainride.com/thomas.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="Delaware River Excursions" alt="Delaware River Excursions" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r4/r413cc1ne6mcivfo.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Delaware River Excursions</figcaption></figure><figure>Framed by concrete walls, colorized by graffiti and artwork..</figure><p> <a href="www.newtonlandsurveyor.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="Newton Land Surveyor" alt="Newton Land Surveyor" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wd2l702dvp8w5cg8.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a> </p> <figcaption>Newton Land Surveyor</figcaption><p> Freezing cold, so much it hurts, is the life of a land mapping, boots-on-the-ground Land Surveyor.&nbsp; This unique immersion into the land, leads to all sorts of discoveries from rare birds, to beautiful landscapes, babbling brooks, to dead animals, snakes, bear, ancient artifacts, and ruins. The business of collecting field information sometimes results in sightings off the beaten trail&hellip;&nbsp; </p> <figure><p><a href="www.newtonlandsurveyor.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="Newton Land Surveyor" alt="Newton Land Surveyor" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hc/hcksksgrtxtr71nc.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Newton Land Surveyor</figcaption></figure><p> They call this Reconnaissance.</p> <figure><p><a href="www.newtonlandsurveyor.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="Newton Land Surveyor" alt="Newton Land Surveyor" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/68ryu91wn3033ydt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Newton Land Surveyor</figcaption></figure><p> This ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150020519/talking-in-tokyo-urban-design-wellbeing TALKING IN TOKYO - URBAN DESIGN & WELLBEING Erin Sharp Newton 2017-08-01T14:12:03-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <figure><figure></figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gi/gi5ws49bs6ocmyh9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> <p><strong>URBAN DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING</strong></p> <p><br></p> <p>REDESIGNING TOKYO</p> <strong>____________________________________</strong> <p> </p> <p>TOKYO, August 1, 2017</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ib/ibl3b8iovvzvt5yh.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ib/ibl3b8iovvzvt5yh.jpg">@<strong>urbandesignmh</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/udmhtokyo?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>#<strong>udmhtokyo</strong></u></a></p></figure><p><strong><strong></strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>&ldquo;By 2050 two thirds of the global population will live in cities. Urban health and wellbeing is increasingly becoming part of the remit of urban planners, architects, transport professionals, policymakers, and other citymakers. </strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>One area that is developing globally is the important link between urban design and community health and wellbeing. </strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>Cities can make us feel happy, sad, stressed, anxious, well and ill. </strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>Urban planners &amp; designers are only starting to understand their huge potential value and impact in community mental health and wellbeing.</strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>So how can we build better community health and wellbeing into our cities?&rdquo;</strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p>This was the question at today&rsquo;s conference and the global conversation initiated by the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health and the Health and Global Policy Institute.&nbsp; </p> <p> </p> <p>The Tokyo Conference Speaker...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150010068/building-healthy-communities BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES Erin Sharp Newton 2017-05-30T20:13:28-04:00 >2020-04-16T11:01:04-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2uwwets3b01rsbq.jpg"><em>NK Architects' 2nd Annual Knowledge and Networking Event for Atlantic Health Morristown Medical Center was held May 16, 2017 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Ben Lee, AIA, CFO and Managing Director, Healthcare Practice, NK Architects, and President of the American Institute of Architects, NJ spoke about NK's longstanding commitment to Morristown, community wellness, and NK's leadership in behavioral health facility design - advocating&nbsp;health and wellness in our communities,&nbsp;while helping individuals, businesses and municipalities work together to achieve these goals.</p><p><strong>As President of AIA-NJ, one of Ben Lee's primary missions is to raise awareness among architects about how the design of the built environment can impact health and wellness.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>In his&nbsp;presentation, key references for <strong>Building Healthy Communities</strong> included the following:</p><p><strong>1.&nbsp;The American Institute of Architects&nbsp;in the</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities,</strong>&nbsp; which brings together eight national organiz...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150010066/mental-health-awareness-architecture-reference-to-ud-mh-article-5-9-2017 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS ARCHITECTURE (reference to UD|MH Article) 5.9.2017 Erin Sharp Newton 2017-05-30T20:08:00-04:00 >2018-02-07T19:32:37-05:00 <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42uu7f35zi7ec3qc.jpg"></p> <p>Winter is on the wing, and spring is filtering in with fresh air, fresh thought and sunshine... and <a href="http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mental Health Awareness Month</a>.</p> <p>This annual opportunity to raise public awareness about mental health was established by the National Association for Mental Health (now Mental Health America) in 1949, around the same time as legislators were founding the Housing Act of 1949, which would instigate urban development and renewal in America, and thus start to reshape our cities. Although the Housing Act plans did not pan out as originally intended, what was begun was a serious start to looking at how cities and the built environment could be inclusive and supportive of all citizens.<br>&nbsp;<br>Of interest is what happens when we combine Mental Health Awareness with the built environment. How are we as designers, planners and citizens integrating what the past 68 years have shown us to do, or as Jane Jacobs would say, what to <em>not </em>do?</p> <p>'Yes, the empire is sick, and, what is worse, it is trying to becom...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150001974/world-health-day-4-7-2017-flash-mob-design WORLD HEALTH DAY 4.7.2017 FLASH MOB DESIGN Erin Sharp Newton 2017-04-07T12:23:31-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <p>from: <a href="http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/</a></p><p><strong>TODAY</strong> Friday 7th April is <a href="http://who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Health Day</a>, and this year the World Health Organization has announced the theme, which is: <strong>Depression: let's talk</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1s0y2rdpa69pbov.jpg"><a href="http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog</a></p><p>While the whole world is talking about depression for World Health Day, let's make sure they think about the important and innovative roles that designers and other citymakers can play in preventing depression and promoting better mental health and wellbeing for the population.</p><p><a href="http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog/on-worldhealthday-join-the-udmhflashmob-and-designagainstdepression" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog/on-worldhealthday-join-the-udmhflashmob-and-designagainstdepression</a></p><p><strong>ACTION: What can I do today?</strong><br><br>Fill the internet with great design to reduce depression.</p><p>For World Health Day, the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health is kicking off a <strong>#udmhflashmob</strong> -<strong> all day on April 7th:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nj9x9voih4epnxl.jpg"></p><ol><li><p>&nbsp;Take pictures of places in your city or share your firm's work encapsulating some of the design elements that help #designagainstdepression (<a href="http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/how-urban-design-can-impact-mental-health.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here for more info</a>)....</p></li></ol> https://archinect.com/blog/article/149999788/world-happiness-report-2017-opportunities-for-designing-social-into-the-environment WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT 2017: Opportunities for designing 'social' into the environment Erin Sharp Newton 2017-03-27T18:45:17-04:00 >2018-02-07T19:33:09-05:00 <p><img src="http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/uploads/1/1/4/0/1140302/happiness-report_orig.png"><a href="http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog/world-happiness-report-2017-opportunities-for-designing-social-into-the-environment#comments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/blog/world-happiness-report-2017-opportunities-for-designing-social-into-the-environment#comments</a></p>