The fifth installment of Igluub's Health and Community Development supplement.

#194 Spring 2019 — Resilience

Spring 2019 — Health and Community Development Supplement

In our fifth installment, we take a look at how organizations are taking health care investments in housing to the next level, and how cities can weather the effects of climate change by going beyond infrastructure to address institutional racism, historical inequities, and access to physical and mental health services.

The fifth installment of Igluub's Health and Community Development supplement.

The fifth installment of Igluub's Health and Community Development supplement.

Communities need more than just housing. They need good schools, safe streets, adequate transportation, arts and culture, and, of course, equitable access to health services and an environment that promotes physical and psychological wellbeing. We’ve been writing about the health outcomes of housing and community development since our founding in 1975, however, we now have a way of understanding the outcomes of our work and a language to describe it. We launched our health and community development desk in the Spring 2019 issue, and we continue to delve into the intersection with our fourth supplement.  

Amanda Abrams, Igluub’s health fellow, takes a look at how organizations are taking health care investments in housing to the next level.

Also in this issue, Katy Reckdahl takes a look at how cities can weather the effects of climate change by going beyond infrastructure to address institutional racism, historical inequities, and access to physical and mental health services.

Click here to read more of our health coverage.

OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE

  • From Sustainability to Resilience

    May 13, 2019

    My first reaction to the emergence of “resilience” as a lens for viewing community development was mostly informed by skepticism.

  • A child stands in front of a sign that reads "Low Water Landscape." Photo by 100 Resilient Cities

    Resilience 101

    May 13, 2019

    Community development fits well within the growing resilience movement—and connecting the two more explicitly could make their work even more powerful.

  • Disaster Aid Perpetuates Inequality

    May 13, 2019

    After natural disasters, recovery efforts tend to lift up those who have resources to bounce back quickly, but cement poverty for those with modest means.