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12/1/17

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A New Model for the Urban Medical Center

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Despite the importance of urban medical centers to our communities, it's their considerable constraints and not their humanistic missions that typically drive design.

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Given the crucial role urban medical centers play in the well-being of so many, a new approach can find fertile ground for meaningful change. Through enhanced offerings that address health and wellness needs, ground-floor frontage that activates the street, and open space that successfully connects us to nature, a new type of medical center can help usher in a new attitude toward health and the city.

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