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Mental Health and the Built Environment

ISBN-10: 0748402365

ISBN-13: 9780748402366

Edition: 1995

Authors: David Halpern

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List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

David Halpern, Institute for Government

Introduction and Background: What is mental illness?
What is meant by "the planned environment"?
Mental illness and the environment: early studies
Recurrent methodological issues
Classical Environmental Stressors: What is environmental stress?
Air pollution
The seasons, heat, wind and weather
Noise
New evidence on noise: the effects from road traffic
Summary
Social Environmental Stressors: What is a social environmental stressor?
Crowding
Crime, fear and the environment
Summary and refinements to the stress model
Social Support and the Planned Environment: Introduction
Social networks, social support and mental health
Social factors affecting neighbouring behaviour
The physical environment and social support
Conclusion: the ideal neighbour and the ideal neighbourhood
The Environment as Symbol and the Example of the High-Rise: Introduction
Labelling
Aspiration achievement discrepancies
The example of the high-rise flat
The Planning Process: Introduction
Relocation and slum-clearance
Resident participation in the planning process
Case study: demolition!
Improving Mental Health Through the Environment - A Case Study: Design and methodology
About the estate
The intervention
The impact of the changes
The impact on residents' mental health
Summary
Mental Illness and the Planned Environment: Is there a causal relationship between mental illness and the planned environment?
Broader implications