About WHD

About the World Health Design Journal


World Health Design is published in print and online four times a year by the International Academy for Design & Health

To access all previous issues of World Health Design, click here.

WHD also publish special reports on Healthy City Design and Sustainable Healthcare Design, follow this link to view the publications.

Design & Health is a global, interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to creating and sharing research findings concerning the interaction between architecture, science, technology and culture in the promotion of human health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Our vision: Improving health through design
To create social, economic and cultural value within global communities through the promotion and advocacy of high quality research based design and professional practice in the development of salutogenic built environments and technologies that improve human health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Our mission
To be the leading global forum for researchers, practitioners, decision
and policy makers and industry.

Our objectives
• To serve as the leading global forum for researchers, practitioners, industry, governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s)
• To develop and promote the exchange of information, knowledge and research
• To advocate design standards that contribute to health
• To collaborate as research partners in the development of built environments
• To provide training in research, practice, industry, governmental and NGO leaders

Our values
• To be creative, innovative and inspirational with integrity and honesty
• To embrace sustainability in our business practices, products and services
• To be a global learning organisation
• To be transparent and accountable
• To develop our stakeholders interests and exceed their expectations
• To demonstrate a high level of corporate social responsibility and empathy
• To be fair and not to discriminate on economic, social, cultural or political grounds

World Health Design is a subscription based journal with an interdisciplinary readership that includes architects, designers, developers, health scientists, clinicians, health managers, psychologists, economists working within government, academia and business.

The editorial content strives for a balanced mix of scientific articles and research papers combined with business and professional content including news, opinion, thought leader interviews, project reviews, book reviews, feature articles, events diary, letters, product information and advertising. The editorial team welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners.