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Making healthy places : designing and building for health, well-being, and sustainability / edited by Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, and Richard J. Jackson.

Contributor(s): Dannenberg, Andrew L [editor.] | Frumkin, Howard [editor.] | Jackson, Richard, 1945- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c2011Description: xxii, 417 pages. : illustrations., maps (some colour.) ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781597267267 (hardback); 1597267260 (hardback); 9781597267274 (paperback); 1597267279 (paperback).Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Growth -- Health aspects | City planning -- Health aspects | Sustainable development | Urban health -- Government policy | Urban policy | Urban Health -- United StatesDDC classification: 307.76 MAK
Contents:
pt. I Introduction ch. 1 An Introduction to Healthy Places /​ Emil Malizia pt. II The Impact of Community Design on Health ch. 2 Community Design for Physical Activity /​ Jordan A. Carlson ch. 3 Food Environments /​ Karen Glanz ch. 4 Community Design and Air Quality /​ Jonathan M. Samet ch. 5 Injuries and the Built Environment /​ Rose Anne Rudd ch. 6 Community Design for Water Quantity and Quality /​ Lorraine C. Backer ch. 7 Mental Health and the Built Environment /​ Chun-Yen Chang ch. 8 Social Capital and Community Design /​ Ichiro Kawachi ch. 9 Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment /​ Chris S. Kochtitzky pt. III Diagnosing and Healing Our Built Environments ch. 10 Transportation and Land Use /​ Holly Hilton ch. 11 Healthy Homes /​ David E. Jacobs ch. 12 Healthy Workplaces /​ Liz York ch. 13 Healthy Health Care Settings /​ Jennifer DuBose ch. 14 Healthy Schools /​ Jared Fox Contents note continued: ch. 15 Contact with Nature /​ Jared Fox ch. 16 Resiliency to Disasters /​ Timothy Beatley pt. IV Strategies for Healthy Places: A Toolbox ch. 17 Behavioral Choices and the Built Environment /​ Margaret Schneider ch. 18 Policy and Legislation for Healthy Places /​ Lisa M. Feldstein ch. 19 Community Engagement in Design and Planning /​ Larry Cohen ch. 20 Measuring, Assessing, and Certifying Healthy Places /​ Arthur M. Wendel pt. V Looking Outward, Looking Ahead ch. 21 Training the Next Generation to Promote Healthy Places /​ Matthew J. Trowbridge ch. 22 Healthy Places Research: Emerging Opportunities /​ Andrew L. Dannenberg ch. 23 Urban Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries /​ Sandro Galea ch. 24 Built Environments of the Future /​ Susan M. Thompson. Preface 1. An Introduction to Healthy Places 2. Community Design for Physical Activity 3. Food Environments 4. Community Design and Air Quality 5. Injuries and the Built Environment 6. Community Design for Water Quantity and Quality 7. Mental Health and the Built Environment 8. Social Capital and Community Design 9. Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment 10. Transportation and Land Use 11. Healthy Homes 12. Healthy Workplaces 13. Healthy Health Care Settings 14. Healthy Schools 15. Contact with Nature 16. Resiliency to Disasters 17. Behavioral Choices and the Built Environment 18. Policy and Legislation for Healthy Places 19. Community Engagement in Design and Planning 20. Measuring, Assessing, and Certifying Healthy Places 21. Training the Next Generation to Promote Healthy Places 22. Healthy Places Research: Emerging Opportunities 23. Urban Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 24. Built Environments of the Future Glossary About the Editors Contributors Acknowledgments Index.
Summary: "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."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. I Introduction
ch. 1 An Introduction to Healthy Places /​ Emil Malizia
pt. II The Impact of Community Design on Health
ch. 2 Community Design for Physical Activity /​ Jordan A. Carlson
ch. 3 Food Environments /​ Karen Glanz
ch. 4 Community Design and Air Quality /​ Jonathan M. Samet
ch. 5 Injuries and the Built Environment /​ Rose Anne Rudd
ch. 6 Community Design for Water Quantity and Quality /​ Lorraine C. Backer
ch. 7 Mental Health and the Built Environment /​ Chun-Yen Chang
ch. 8 Social Capital and Community Design /​ Ichiro Kawachi
ch. 9 Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment /​ Chris S. Kochtitzky
pt. III Diagnosing and Healing Our Built Environments
ch. 10 Transportation and Land Use /​ Holly Hilton
ch. 11 Healthy Homes /​ David E. Jacobs
ch. 12 Healthy Workplaces /​ Liz York
ch. 13 Healthy Health Care Settings /​ Jennifer DuBose
ch. 14 Healthy Schools /​ Jared Fox
Contents note continued: ch. 15 Contact with Nature /​ Jared Fox
ch. 16 Resiliency to Disasters /​ Timothy Beatley
pt. IV Strategies for Healthy Places: A Toolbox
ch. 17 Behavioral Choices and the Built Environment /​ Margaret Schneider
ch. 18 Policy and Legislation for Healthy Places /​ Lisa M. Feldstein
ch. 19 Community Engagement in Design and Planning /​ Larry Cohen
ch. 20 Measuring, Assessing, and Certifying Healthy Places /​ Arthur M. Wendel
pt. V Looking Outward, Looking Ahead
ch. 21 Training the Next Generation to Promote Healthy Places /​ Matthew J. Trowbridge
ch. 22 Healthy Places Research: Emerging Opportunities /​ Andrew L. Dannenberg
ch. 23 Urban Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries /​ Sandro Galea
ch. 24 Built Environments of the Future /​ Susan M. Thompson.
Preface
1. An Introduction to Healthy Places
2. Community Design for Physical Activity
3. Food Environments
4. Community Design and Air Quality
5. Injuries and the Built Environment
6. Community Design for Water Quantity and Quality
7. Mental Health and the Built Environment
8. Social Capital and Community Design
9. Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment
10. Transportation and Land Use
11. Healthy Homes
12. Healthy Workplaces
13. Healthy Health Care Settings
14. Healthy Schools
15. Contact with Nature
16. Resiliency to Disasters
17. Behavioral Choices and the Built Environment
18. Policy and Legislation for Healthy Places
19. Community Engagement in Design and Planning
20. Measuring, Assessing, and Certifying Healthy Places
21. Training the Next Generation to Promote Healthy Places
22. Healthy Places Research: Emerging Opportunities
23. Urban Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
24. Built Environments of the Future
Glossary
About the Editors
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index.

"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."--Provided by publisher.

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