Health and Community Design The Impact of the Built Environment on Physical Activity
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Description: Health and Community Designis a comprehensive examination of how the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity, drawing together insights from a range of research on the relationships between urban form and public health. It provides important information about the factors that influence decisions about physical activity and modes of travel, and about how land use patterns can be changed to help overcome barriers to physical activity. Chapters examine:• the historical relationship between health and urban form in the United States • why urban and suburban development should be designed to promote moderate types of physical activity • the divergent needs and requirements of different groups of people and the role of those needs in setting policy • how different settings make it easier or more difficult to incorporate walking and bicycling into everyday activitiesA concluding chapter reviews the arguments presented and sketches a research agenda for the future.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/23/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.03" long x 0.58" tall
Peter Engelke is a Senior Fellow at the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
|List of Figures|
|List of Photographs|
|List of Tables|
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|Public Health and Urban Form in America: Historical Precedents|
|Physical Activity and Public Health|
|Physical Activity: Types and Patterns|
|Physical Activity: Children, the Elderly, and the Poor|
|Understanding the Built Environment|
|Land Use Patterns|
|Urban Design Characteristics|
|Application of Principles: Data from Seattle and Atlanta|
|Summary of Selected Traffic Calming Studies|
|About the Authors|