Hospitals shaping cities

Remedies for Healthcare Design: Major industry directions you need to address – interview with Chris Seper, founder of MedCity, on trends in the business of healthcare and in hospital design. Here’s the part I found especially interesting:

Hospitals are the least inviting of any buildings, but now they are the largest buildings being constructed in most cities. … Healthcare will sculpt the face of many of the metropolitan areas of the country, it’s where the jobs are and the donors. There is an external aesthetic, and a legacy that will be written by hospital designers, something that was not even thought of seven to ten years ago. City planners will wake up too late to understand how to integrate them into the urban context.

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