Health and Community Design: The Impact of the Built Environment on Physical Activity / Edition 1

Health and Community Design: The Impact of the Built Environment on Physical Activity / Edition 1

by Lawrence Frank, Peter Engelke, Thomas Schmid, Thomas L. Schmid
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559639172

ISBN-13: 9781559639170

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Island Press

Health and Community Design is a comprehensive examination of how the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity, drawing together insights from a range of research on the relationships between urban form and public health. It provides important information about the factors that influence decisions about physical activity and modes of travel,

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Health and Community Design is a comprehensive examination of how the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity, drawing together insights from a range of research on the relationships between urban form and public health. It provides important information about the factors that influence decisions about physical activity and modes of travel, and about how land use patterns can be changed to help overcome barriers to physical activity. Chapters examine: the historical relationship between health and urban form in the United States why urban and suburban development should be designed to promote moderate types of physical activity the divergent needs and requirements of different groups of people and the role of those needs in setting policy how different settings make it easier or more difficult to incorporate walking and bicycling into everyday activities A concluding chapter reviews the arguments presented and sketches a research agenda for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639170
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,231,815
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Table of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Public Health and Urban Form In America
Chapter 3. Physical Activity and Public Health
Chapter 4. Physical Activity
Chapter 5. Physical Activity
Chapter 6. Understanding the Built Environment
Chapter 7. Transportation Systems
Chapter 8. Land Use Patterns
Chapter 9. Urban Design Characteristics
Chapter 10. Application of Principles
Chapter 11. Conclusion
 
Appendix: Summary of Selected Traffic Calming Studies
Endnotes
Glossary
References
Index

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