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

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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.
 

Book News Annotation:

Dannenberg (environmental and occupational health sciences and urban design and planning, U. of Washington, Seattle) et al. assemble specialists in a variety of fields including health and urban planning, in the US, Australia, and Taiwan who identify action steps for improving human and environmental health by changing the way communities are planned and designed. They outline the major health issues that relate to the built environment, including physical activity, food, air and water quality, injury, mental health, and social bonds, and specific transportation and land use aspects. They also address how to create change, the future training of professionals, research, and urban health in low and middle-income countries. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published by Island Press in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and human health. 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, from the scale of buildings up to the scale of metropolitan areas.

There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision and accessibility that this book offers. Like a well-trained doctor, it 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, emphasizing demonstrated and promising solutions to common problems. Health professionals, planners, architects, developers, elected officials, students, and concerned members of the public will find this book invaluable.

About the Author

Andrew 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  He holds affiliate faculty appointments in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington in Seattle.

 

Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. He previously served as Director of the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at CDC, where he established programs in climate change and in the built environment. He is co-author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health (Island Press, 2004).

 Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a pediatrician, and previously served as director of the National Center for Environmental Health at CDC and as the State Public Health Officer for California. He is co-author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health (Island Press, 2004).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597267274
Subtitle:
Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability
Author:
Dannenberg, Andrew L. (edt)
Author:
Andrew Dannen
Author:
Wendel, Arthur
Author:
Naumann, Rebecca B.
Author:
Botchwey, Nisha
Author:
Thompson, Susan
Author:
Johnson, Jennifer C.
Author:
Zimring, Craig
Author:
Dannenberg, Andrew
Author:
DuBose, Jennifer
Author:
Jackson, Richard J.
Author:
r, Caitlin
Author:
Galea, Sandro
Author:
Aboelata, Manal
Author:
Ersoylu, Leah
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Kochtitzky, Chirs S.
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Glanz, Karen
Author:
Rudd, Rose Anne
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Malizia, Emil
Author:
Johnson, R. C.
Author:
Trowbridge, Matthew J.
Author:
Quinn-Hurst, Colin
Author:
Heidel, Donna S
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Millstein, Rachel A.
Author:
Jacobs, David E.
Author:
Jackson, Richard
Author:
Cheng, Chun-Yen
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r, Lorraine
Author:
Eiche
Author:
Wallingford, Kenneth M.
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Backer, Lorraine
Author:
Kawachi, Ichiro
Author:
Eicher, Caitlin
Author:
Sleet, David A.
Author:
Chosewood, L. Casey
Author:
Samet, Jonathan
Author:
Jennife
Author:
Sallis, James
Author:
Fox, Jared
Author:
Ewing, Reid
Author:
Abrams, Robin Fran
Author:
Krieger, James
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Frumkin, Howard
Author:
Schneider, Margaret
Author:
Back, E.
Author:
Berg
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Hilton, Holly
Author:
Bjarnson, Grace
Author:
Beatley, Timothy
Author:
York, Liz
Author:
Cannuscio, Carolyn
Author:
Carlson, Jordan A.
Author:
Capon, Anthony G.
Author:
Dannenberg, Andrew L.
Author:
Feldstein, Lisa M.
Author:
Cohen, Larry
Author:
Schulte, Paul
Author:
Gillen, Matt
Author:
Sullivan, William C.
Author:
Meakins, Gail
Author:
Wagner, Greg
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110825
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+ one 8 page insert
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in

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This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published by Island Press in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and human health. 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, from the scale of buildings up to the scale of metropolitan areas.

There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision and accessibility that this book offers. Like a well-trained doctor, it 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, emphasizing demonstrated and promising solutions to common problems. Health professionals, planners, architects, developers, elected officials, students, and concerned members of the public will find this book invaluable.

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