Learning and teaching about urban epidemics brings together knowledge from the fields of healthcare and architecture. Epidemic Urbanism has prepared these resources to facilitate your personal, classroom, and workplace educational aims. You can access syllabi contributed by your colleagues, download curriculum packs with suggested readings, videos, and discussion questions, and publications contributed by the EUI community.
The following syllabi were shared by panelists in the recent EUI/SAH Connects session, “Health Matters in Architectural History.” Click on the download buttons below to access PDFs.
Built Environment & Health
Richard J. Jackson, UCLA
Fielding School of Public Health
Now available from Intellect
From the Intellect website: This volume includes essays that deploy interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the mutual relationship between pandemics and the built environment. The chapters cover case studies from all five continents. Each chapter will focus on the story of a pandemic in a particular city or region. The chapters will be brief (1700–2000 words) and will be developed based on a strict structure provided by the book editors. Each chapter will include historical context (500 words), case study (700 words), and conclusion (300 words). Each chapter will include 3–4 historical images that depict historical epidemics and pandemics. The book will be opened and concluded by two well-known scholars from public health and medical anthropology. These two chapters will address pandemics and epidemics in the last fifty years as well as the COVID-19 crisis and how history helps us have a better understanding of the post-COVID era.
Update: This book has been selected as a recommended reading by Metropolis and ArchDaily and featured in Inside Higher Ed and Open House New York Stacks.