Urban Sprawl and Public Health Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities

ISBN-10: 1559633050

ISBN-13: 9781559633055

Edition: 3rd 2004

Authors: Howard Frumkin, Richard Jackson, Lawrence Frank, Lawrence Frank, Richard Joseph Jackson

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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.
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List price: $37.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 7/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Andrew Dannenberg, M.D., M.P.H., serves as a consultant to and formerly was Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  He holds affiliate faculty appointments in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington in Seattle.   Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. He previously served as Director of the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at CDC, where he established programs in climate change and in the built environment. He is co-author ofUrban Sprawl and Public Health(Island Press, 2004).  Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a pediatrician, and previously served as director of the National Center for Environmental Health at CDC and as the State Public Health Officer for California. He is co-author ofUrban Sprawl and Public Health(Island Press, 2004).

What Is Sprawl? What Does It Have to Do with Health?
Defining and Measuring Sprawl
Core Concepts: Land Use and Transportation
Varieties of Sprawl
The Subjective Experience of Sprawl
Overview of This Book
The Origins of Sprawl
The Pull of the Suburbs
Expanding Cities: From Growth to No Growth
The Automobile Age
Federal Housing Policy and Suburban Growth
Urban Sprawl in the Postwar Years
The Evolution of Urban Health
Urban Pestilence and Filth
Industrial Pollution in Cities
The Social Pathology of City Life
The Future of Urban Health
Air Quality
Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality, and Health: A Model
Travel Behavior, Emissions, and Air Quality
Air Quality and Public Health
Physical Activity, Sprawl, and Health
The Varieties of Physical Activity
The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Physical Activity and the Built Environment
Limits to What We Know
Injuries and Deaths from Traffic
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities
The Risk of Leaving Home
Water Quantity and Quality With Steve Gaffield
Water and Health: An Overview
The Hydrology of Sprawl
Sprawl and Water Quality
Mental Health
The Mental Health Benefits of Sprawl
The Mental Health Costs of Sprawl
Driving and Mental Health
Sprawl and Mental Health: The Big Picture
Social Capital, Sprawl, and Health
What Is Social Capital?
The Decline of Social Capital
Does Social Capital Affect Health?
Does Sprawl Undermine Social Capital?
The Role of Income Inequality
Health Concerns of Special Populations
The Elderly
Poor People and People of Color
People with Disabilities
From Urban Sprawl to Health for All
Healthy Places
Smart Growth
Limits to Smart Growth
A Public Health Approach to Smart Growth
A Shared Vision: Land Use and Transportation for Public Health
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