Health at the Crossroads: Transport Policy and Urban Health / Edition 1

Health at the Crossroads: Transport Policy and Urban Health / Edition 1

by Tony Fletcher, McMichael
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471962724

ISBN-13: 9780471962724

Pub. Date: 02/18/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This book examines the health effects of urban traffic, focusing on traumatic injury and pollution-related respiratory disease. It suggests innovative policy initiatives and evaluates the expected public health benefits.  See more details below

Overview

This book examines the health effects of urban traffic, focusing on traumatic injury and pollution-related respiratory disease. It suggests innovative policy initiatives and evaluates the expected public health benefits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471962724
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/18/1997
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Foreword.

Preface.

Introduction. 

POLLUTION AND HEALTH.

Introduction (T. Fletcher, A. J. McMichael).

Transport and Health: Assessing the Risks (A. J. McMichael).

Approaches to scientific uncertainty (D. Gee).

Research Methods in Air Pollution Epidemiology (K. Katsouyanni).

Health Effects of Air Pollution from Traffic: Ozone and Particulate Matter (J. Shwartz).

Discussion.

Scientific basis for establishing air quality standards: their role in quantitative risk assessment and in monitoring the effectiveness of intervention strategies (I. Romieu).

Discussion.

TRAFFIC AND INJURY.

Introduction (T. Fletcher, A. J. McMichael).

Injuries and death on the roads - an international perspective (E. Brühning).

Issues in Transport Injury Research (P. Bly).

Road Safety in the Developing World (G. Jacobs).

THE WIDER PUBLIC HEALTH.

Introduction (T. Fletcher, A. J. McMichael).

Evaluating the Wider Impact on Health and Quality of Life (J. Ashton).

Raising the profile of health in setting urban agendas (G. Goldstein).

Health Promotion: The Potential of Non-Motorized Transport (M. Hillman).

CITY CASE STUDIES.

Introduction (T. Fletcher, A. J. McMichael).

Innovative urban transport planning - examples from Europe: car-free town centries and residential areas - utopia or reality? (C. Hadd-Klau)

Transport and enviromental quality in Århus, Denmark: targets and priority areas of action (J. Brunde).

Automobile dependence in Bangkok: an international comparison with implications for planning policies and air pollution (J. R. Kenworthy).

Issues in Planning for Heterogeneous Traffic: The Case Study of Delhi (G. Tiwari).

Shaping transport and health policy: a case study in the Boston Metropolitan area, Massachusetts, USA (D. S. Greenbaum).

Transport in London and the implications for health (J. Ferguson, M. McCarthy).

TRANSPORT POLICIES.

Introduction.

Are transport policies driven by health concerns? (P. B. Goodwin)

Assessing the full cost of cars: can the market deliver? (K. J. Button)

Sustainable Transport Policies: State of the Art (F. Walter, et al.).

Overview - future directions in policy and research (J. Whitelegg).

Future directions in policy and research: a public health perspective (J. Steensberg).

Index.

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