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Making Healthy Places

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

 Making Healthy Places
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Edited by Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, and Richard J. Jackson

440 pages | 8 x 10
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.
"The book’s introduction states it is primarily aimed at students but it would disappointing if this timely research fails to reach other audiences – in particular politicians at all levels of government."
Chris Quigley, Spacing Vancouver

"The editors seek to avoid technical jargon that might put off the students to whom the book is addressed."
American Planning Association

"The thesis is simple. The urban environment should be planned and built to encourage physical exercise, a healthy diet, low pollution levels, accessible nature necounters, and mental serenity."

"This book explores how the built environment continues to impact on health (and consequently life chances) and sets out how planners, policy makers, designers and educators can influence this dynamic and engage with the ‘perfect storm of intersecting health, environmental, and economic challenges’."

Urban Journal

"Making Healthy Places, although it is not a theological work, is deeply theological in the vision of health that is seeking and is a book that not only must be read and discussed in churches, we must also allow it to shape our vision of what the mission of the church is in our particular places, and as such it is one of the most significant books that I’ve read this year!"
Chris Smith, The Englewood Review of Books

Table of Contents

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

List Of Contributors

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