Urban Sprawl and Public Health
Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities
In Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson, three of the nation's leading public health and urban planning experts explore an intriguing question: How does the physical environment in which we live affect our health? For decades, growth and development in our communities has been of the low-density, automobile-dependent type known as sprawl. The authors examine the direct and indirect impacts of sprawl on human health and well-being, and discuss the prospects for improving public health through alternative approaches to design, land use, and transportation.
Urban Sprawl and Public Health offers a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health. It summarizes the evidence linking adverse health outcomes with sprawling development, and outlines the complex challenges of developing policy that promotes and protects public health. Anyone concerned with issues of public health, urban planning, transportation, architecture, or the environment will want to read Urban Sprawl and Public Health.
Chapter 1. What Is Sprawl? What Does It Have to Do with Health?
Chapter 2. The Origins of Sprawl
Chapter 3. The Evolution of Urban Health
Chapter 4. Air Quality
Chapter 5. Physical Activity, Sprawl, and Health
Chapter 6. Injuries and Deaths from Traffic
Chapter 7. Water Quantity and Quality With Steve Gaffield
Chapter 8. Mental Health
Chapter 9. Social Capital, Sprawl, and Health
Chapter 10. Health Concerns of Special Populations
Chapter 11. From Urban Sprawl to Health for All