Have you thought about how infectious diseases and urban planning are related? A poorly built environment can expose people to toxic pollutants and influences lifestyles that contribute to different health issues. Narrow and overcrowded housing is an ideal space for infectious disease to spread amongst its occupants. While it’s more common for these health issues to be connected with medical doctors, architects and urban planners can prevent the infectious disease from spreading through simple design changes in housing and urban infrastructure. Read more about how urban planning can play doctor.