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Making Healthy Places

Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Editors: Dannenberg, Andrew L., Frumkin, Howard, Jackson, Richard J. (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates that the built environment directly affects public health, the thesis remains the same—it expands the focus to examine built environment and health in the context of sustainability and climate change
  • Awareness of how the built environment affects human health has grown recently, but collaboration between public health officials and urban planners remains rare; the book seeks to encourage it
  • Authors are very well known in the fields of public health and urban planning and design
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Andrew L. Dannenberg, M.D., M.P.H., serves as a consultant to and formerly was Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC. He is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. Richard J. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. Frumkin and Jackson are coauthors of Urban Sprawl and Public Health.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Healthy Places

    Pages 3-30

    Frumkin, Howard (et al.)

  • Community Design for Physical Activity

    Pages 33-49

    Sallis, James F. (et al.)

  • Food Environments

    Pages 50-62

    Cannuscio, Carolyn (et al.)

  • Community Design and Air Quality

    Pages 63-76

    Samet, Jonathan M.

  • Injuries and the Built Environment

    Pages 77-90

    Sleet, David A. (et al.)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Healthy Places
Book Subtitle
Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability
Editors
  • Andrew L. Dannenberg
  • Howard Frumkin
  • Richard J. Jackson
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, and Richard J. Jackson
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-036-1
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-036-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 418
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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