Built Environment and Public Health

ISBN-10: 047062003X

ISBN-13: 9780470620038

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Russell P. Lopez
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Description: This text combines an examination of how the physical environment affects our health with a description of how public health and urban planning can work together to create environments that improve human health and well-being. The author covers a wealth of topics including foundations, the joint history of public health and urban planning, transportation and land use, infrastructure and natural disasters, assessment tools, indoor air quality, water quality, food security, health disparities, mental health, social capital, and environmental justice. The Built Environment and Public Health is written for students and professionals involved in public health, urban planning, transportation, architecture, and the environment.

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.55" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Preface
The Author
Background and History
Introduction to the Built Environment and Health
Dimensions of the Environment
Is the Built Environment Really an Environmental Factor?
How to Evaluate the Built Environment?
Public Perceptions and Assumptions Regarding the Built Environment
Cross-Disciplinary Nature of the Study of the Built Environment
Placing the Analysis of the Built Environment into a Broader Context
Influences on the Built Environment
History
The Pre-Industrial Era
The Era of Industrialization and Urbanization: 1825-1930
Reform Movements, New Technologies, and Changes in Urban Planning and Architecture: 1825-1930
Later Reforms and New Initiatives 1930-1980
The Current Era: 1980-2010 and Beyond
Community Design
Planning and Urban Design
Demographic, Economic, and Social Trends
Land Use and Planning Controls
Metropolitan Structure and Health
Transportation Policies
Current Patterns of Transportation in the United States
Automobiles and Health
Highways and Health
Mass Transit and Health
Bike Safety and Infrastructure
Walking and Health
Healthy Housing and Housing Assistance Programs
The Housing Problem
The Regulatory Framework
Infrastructure and Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters: An
Introduction
Natural Disaster Response
Environmental Media
Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality
Overview
Land Use, the Built Environment, and Air Quality
Air Pollutants
Air Pollution-Associated Health Conditions
Water
Impact of Water on Health
Infrastructure
Drinking Water
Food, Nutrition, and Food Security
Foodborne Illnesses
Food Insecurity
Environmental Effects of Farming and Food Production
Population Health
Vulnerable Populations
The Built Environment and Vulnerability
The Definition of Race
Poverty
Children and Environmental Health
The Elderly and the Built Environment
Persons with Disabilities
Mental Health, Stressors, and Health Care Environments
The Beginnings
Biophilia
The Role of Stressors and Allostatic Load
Social Capital
Theory and Historical Beginnings
Measuring Social Capital
Improving Social Capital
Environmental Justice
The Environmental Justice Movement
A History of the Environmental Justice Movement
Disproportionate Burden
Additional Limitations of Environmental Justice Actions
Lessons
Tools and Applications
Assessment Tools and Data Sources
Tools to Inform Decision Making
Information Tools
Health Policy and Programs
Public Health Interventions
Community Interventions
School-Based Interventions
Individual Level Interventions
Legal Basis for Built Environment Regulation
Inserting Health into City General Plans
Sustainability
Defining Sustainability
Sustainability and Equity
Measures of Sustainability
The Local Sustainability Movement
The Role of Environmental Design in Sustainability
Global Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases
Glossary
References
Index
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