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Urban sprawl and public health : designing, planning, and building for healthy communities / by Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank and Richard Jackson.

By: Frumkin, Howard [author.].
Contributor(s): Frank, Lawrence D [author.] | Jackson, Richard, 1945- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, c2004Description: xxi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781559633055 (paperback.); 1559639121 (cloth : alk. paper); 1559633050 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Growth | Public health | City planning -- Environmental aspectsDDC classification: 307.76 FRU Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
What is sprawl? What does it have to do with health? The origins of sprawl The evolution of urban health Air quality Physical activity, sprawl, and health Injuries and deaths from traffic Water quantity and quality /​ with Steve Gaffield Mental health Social capital, sprawl, and health Health concerns of special populations From urban sprawl to health for all.
Summary: In Urban Sprawl and Public Health, three of the nation's leading public health and urban planning experts take a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health. They summarize the evidence linking adverse health outcomes with sprawling development, and outline the complex challenges of developing policy that promotes and protects public health. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of public health, urban planning, transportation, architecture, or the environment.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-323) and index.

What is sprawl? What does it have to do with health?
The origins of sprawl
The evolution of urban health
Air quality
Physical activity, sprawl, and health
Injuries and deaths from traffic
Water quantity and quality /​ with Steve Gaffield
Mental health
Social capital, sprawl, and health
Health concerns of special populations
From urban sprawl to health for all.

In Urban Sprawl and Public Health, three of the nation's leading public health and urban planning experts take a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health. They summarize the evidence linking adverse health outcomes with sprawling development, and outline the complex challenges of developing policy that promotes and protects public health. This book is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of public health, urban planning, transportation, architecture, or the environment.

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