Last fall, MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism in the School of Architecture + Planning, produced "A Report on the State of Health + Urbanism," which evaluated the relationship between public health and urban planning. CAU used eight metropolitan areas as case studies: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Then, last month, ARCHITECT posted a response to that report written by Howard Frumkin, MD, dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health; Richard Jackson, MD, Hon. AIA, professor and chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles; and Andrew Dannenberg, MD, a professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

This rebuttal—a rebuttal to the rebuttal—is from Alan M. Berger, professor and research director of MIT CAU; Alexander D'Hooghe, associate professor and director of MIT CAU; and Adèle Naudé Santos, dean of the MIT School of Architecture + Planning.

Here is the full response: "Time for Collaboration in Health and Urbanism".

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