440 pages, 8 x 11
Release Date:25 Aug 2011
Release Date:25 Aug 2011
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Making Healthy Places

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

Island Press

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.

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 the 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 a 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).

Preface / Richard Jackson


Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction To Healthy Places / Howard Frumkin, Arthur Wendel, Robin Abrams, Emil Malizia


Part II. The Impact of Community Design on Health

Chapter 2. Community Design for Physical Activity / James Sallis, Rachel Millstein, Jordan Carlson

Chapter 3. Food Environments / Carolyn Cannuscio, Karen Glanz

Chapter 4. Community Design and Air Quality / Jonathan Samet

Chapter 5. Injuries and the Built Environment / David Sleet, Rebecca Naumann, Rose Anne Rudd

Chapter 6. Community Design for Water Quantity And Quality / Lorraine Backer

Chapter 7. Mental Health and the Built Environment / William Sullivan, Chun-Yen Chang

Chapter 8. Social Capital and Community Design / Caitlin Eicher, Ichiro Kawachi

Chapter 9. Vulnerable Populations and the Built Environment / Chris 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, David Jacobs

Chapter 12. Healthy Workplaces / Donna Heidel, L. Casey Chosewood, Matthew Gillen, Paul Schulte, Greg Wagner, Kenneth Wallingford, Liz York

Chapter 13. Healthy Health Care Settings / Craig Zimring, Jennifer Dubose

Chapter 14. Healthy Schools / Howard Frumkin, Jared Fox

Chapter 15. Contact With Nature / Howard Frumkin, 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 Feldstein

Chapter 19. Community Engagement In Design and Planning / Manal Aboelata, Leah Ersoylu, Larry Cohen

Chapter 20. Measuring, Assessing, and Certifying Healthy Places / Andrew Dannenberg, Arthur Wendel


Part V. Looking Outward, Looking Ahead

Chapter 21. Training the Next Generation, Nisha Botchwey / Matthew Trowbridge

Chapter 22. Healthy Places Research: Emerging Opportunities / Richard Jackson, Arthur Wendel, Andrew Dannenberg

Chapter 23. Urban Health In Low and Middle Income Countries / Jennifer C. Johnson, Sandro Galea

Chapter 24. Built Environments of the Future / Tony Capon, Susan Thompson



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