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From the Publisher“Though intended as a companion to a four-part TV series heis hosting on PBS stations, the book stands on its own very well.Though professionals of many stripes can learn from DesigningHealthy Communities, its greatest strength is likely to lie inenergizing and educating a broad public — readers describedby Dr. Jackson as “those of us who are concerned about ourcommunities and the world we are giving to our children.”– Better Cities/Towns, February 2012.
“It’s called the ‘built environment’ andif you’re a public health whiz, you know exactly what thatmeans. If you don’t, Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair ofUCLA’s Environmental Health Sciences Department believesit’s critical you do.” – The California Reporthealth blog, KQED (San Francisco)
“An admirer of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted,Dr. Jackson argues that such details of daily life make existenceworthwhile. And that is what “Designing HealthyCommunities” is all about.” – Reporting onHealth (USC Annenberg)
“The new book, “Designing HealthyCommunities,” says: ‘When there is nearly nothingwithin walking distance to interest a young person and it isnear-lethal to bicycle, he or she must relinquish autonomy —a capacity every creature must develop just as much as strength andendurance.’” – New York Times, January, 31,2012