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
     
 

As the world?s cities continue growing, urban transport systems and patterns of population mobility are evolving restlessly and rapidly, with particular emphasis being placed upon car ownership and the new freedoms and opportunities it offers. Yet it is becoming clear that this trend is detrimentally affecting our health safety and quality of life, as well as… See more details below

Overview

As the world?s cities continue growing, urban transport systems and patterns of population mobility are evolving restlessly and rapidly, with particular emphasis being placed upon car ownership and the new freedoms and opportunities it offers. Yet it is becoming clear that this trend is detrimentally affecting our health safety and quality of life, as well as contributing to the global pressures on the world?s resources and atmosphere. Health at the Crossroads: Transport Policy and Urban Health is the fifth of a series of annual public health forums organized by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It summarizes the current state of the art on the health impacts in transport policy making and aims to:

  • Present and assess the health burden related to urban traffic, focusing on traumatic injury and pollution-related respiratory diseases
  • Review how the projected health burden is affected by different policy scenarios
  • Present innovative transport policy initiatives, and assess the benefits in terms of health and quality of life
  • Review the extent to which health and quality of life considerations are helping to shape priorities in transport policies
This book is an invaluable volume for public health care professionals, health researchers, transport policy makers and members of local and national governments.

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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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