Urban Sprawl and Public Health
Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities
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Urban Sprawl and Public Health by Howard Frumkin
Book DescriptionIn Urban Sprawl and Public Health, 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 this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559633055
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Offering a survey of the impact that the built environment can have on the health of the people who inhabit our cities, the authors go on to suggest ways in which the design of cities could be improved and have a positive impact on the well-being of their citizens.
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Author Biography - Howard Frumkin
Howard Frumkin is Dean of the University of Washington s School of Public Health. Richard Jackson is Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at University of California Los Angeles. Larry Frank is Bombadier Chair in Sustainable Transportation Systems at the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia."
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