Publications

Reports and Books

  • Healthy Cities: The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning Edited by E. de Leeuw and J. Simos. Subject matter contributions from Tyler. The book recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. (2017)
  • The Case for Healty Places: Improving Health through Placemaking Project for Public Spaces. Tyler wrote the Forward and helped design the research, building the evidence base on the intersection between place and health. (2016)
  • Can Hospitals Heal America’s Communities With Ted Howard, president of the Democracy Collaborative, Tyler co-authored a seminal paper on the role of healthcare anchor institutions. This has led to the formation of a multi-partner anchor institution ‘learning community’ across the United States. (2016)
  • The Future of Health is Local With Michelle Long and Leslie Lindo of BALLE, Tyler conceived of this project, which connected the social determinants of health with BALLE’s framework of successful equitable economic development strategies, and with similar a framework developed by Otto Scharmer of the Presencing Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2016)
  • Healthy Communities at Twenty-Five: Participatory Democracy and the Prospect for American Renewal - Tyler wrote this lead article as Guest Editor of two special issues of the National Civic Review, the flagship publication of the National Civic League, celebrating a quarter century of the healthy cities and communities movement in the United States. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. National Civic Review, DOI: 10.1002/ncr.21142, Winter 2013. Read the Full Issue
  • Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Authentic Leadership and the 3rd American Century is Tyler's Master of Divinity Thesis (December 2011, Naropa University, 130 pages.) Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise makes the case that positive change for the long-term benefit of people and planet can be dramatically accelerated by citizen leaders: 1) applying an 'integral, whole systems, total return on investment' approach to addressing complex multi-faceted issues; 2) more fully leveraging the assets of the distributed 'communities movement' as a rich and under-tapped, trans-partisan resource for informing wise investment strategies (Capitalism 3.0) and healthier public policy (Democracy 3.0); and, 3) cultivating their 'contemplative intelligence' and the exercise of authentic leadership -- so as to bring the presence, compassion, and invitation required to effect and sustain meaningful outcomes.
  • The Sustainability Framework is a 2009 open-source reference and appreciative inquiry tool for assessing and shaping the way positive work is sustained for scope, scale and impact -- and for when project funding runs out. Written with Elisa Wong MPH, and Loel Solomon PhD, of Kaiser Permanente.
  • Healthy People and Healthy Places a 2006 report on the Healthy Eating-Active Living Convergence Project focused on the mapping initiatives and accelerating change in the domains of the built environment and food systems. For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, WK Kellogg Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. Tyler Norris, Rich McClintock and Wendy Moschetti
  • Pioneering Healthier Communities / Activate America, a 2006 "lessons learned" publication of the YMCA of the USA
  • Trendbenders. Building Healthy and Vital Communities, © Copyright 2002, American Hospital Association by Darvin Ayre, Gruffie Clough and Tyler Norris with Dixie Griffin Good
  • Facilitating Community Change, © Copyright 2000, Grove Consultants by Ayre, Clough and Norris
  • Community Indicators Handbook, © Copyright 1997 by Norris, AtKisson et al and Redefining Progress
  • Beyond Prince and Merchant: Citizen Participation and the Rise of Civil Society,
    © Copyright 1997 by John Burbidge, ed. and The Institute of Cultural Affairs International

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