Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

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1597267279
ISBN-13:
9781597267274
Pub. Date:
08/11/2011
Publisher:
Island Press
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Overview

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.

 

This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and the health of residents, especially humans. Since then, numerous studies have extended and refined the book's research and reporting. Making Healthy Places offers a fresh and comprehensive look at this vital subject today.

 

There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision, and accessibility that this book offers. In addition to being of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students in public health and urban planning, it will be essential reading for public health officials, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, and all those who care about the design of their communities.

 

Like a well-trained doctor, Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of—and offers treatment for—problems related to the built environment. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, it imparts a wealth of practical information, with an emphasis on demonstrated and promising solutions to commonly occurring problems.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597267274
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 08/11/2011
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 436,456
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface Richard J. Jackson,
Part I. Introduction,
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Healthy Places Howard Frumkin, Arthur M. Wendel, Robin FranAbrams, and Emil Malizia,
Part II. The Impact of Community Design on Health,
Chapter 2 Community Design for Physical Activity James F. Sallis, Rachel A. Millstein, and Jordan A. Carlson,
Chapter 3 Food Environments Carolyn Cannuscio and Karen Glanz,
Chapter 4 Community Design and Air Quality Jonathan M. Samet,
Chapter 5 Injuries and the Built Environment David A. Sleet, Rebecca B. Naumann, and Rose Anne Rudd,
Chapter 6 Community Design for Water Quantity and Quality Lorraine C. Backer,
Chapter 7 Mental Health and the Built Environment William C. Sullivan and Chun-Yen Chang,
Chapter 8 Social Capital and Community Design Caitlin Eicher and Ichiro Kawachi,
Chapter 9 Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment Chris S. Kochtitzky,
Part III. Diagnosing and Healing Our Built Environments,
Chapter 10 Transportation and Land Use Reid Ewing, Gail Meakins, Grace Bjarnson, and Holly Hilton,
Chapter 11 Healthy Homes James Krieger and David E. Jacobs,
Chapter 12 Healthy Workplaces Donna S. Heidel, L. Casey Chosewood, Matthew Gillen, Paul Schulte, Gregory Wagner, Kenneth M. Wallingford, and Liz York,
Chapter 13 Healthy Health Care Settings Craig Zimring and Jennifer DuBose,
Chapter 14 Healthy Schools Howard Frumkin and Jared Fox,
Chapter 15 Contact with Nature Howard Frumkin and Jared Fox,
Chapter 16 Resiliency to Disasters Timothy Beatley,
Part IV. Strategies for Healthy Places: A Toolbox,
Chapter 17 Behavioral Choices and the Built Environment Margaret Schneider,
Chapter 18 Policy and Legislation for Healthy Places Lisa M. Feldstein,
Chapter 19 Community Engagement in Design and Planning Manal J. Aboelata, Leah Ersoylu, and Larry Cohen,
Chapter 20 Measuring, Assessing, and Certifying Healthy Places Andrew L. Dannenberg and Arthur M. Wendel,
Part V. Looking Outward, Looking Ahead,
Chapter 21 Training the Next Generation to Promote Healthy Places Nisha D. Botchwey and Matthew J. Trowbridge,
Chapter 22 Healthy Places Research: Emerging Opportunities Richard J. Jackson, Arthur M. Wendel, and Andrew L. Dannenberg,
Chapter 23 Urban Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Jennifer C. Johnson and Sandro Galea,
Chapter 24 Built Environments of the Future Anthony G. Capon and Susan M. Thompson,
Glossary,
About the Editors,
Contributors,
Acknowledgments,
Index,

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