Urban Sprawl and Public Health
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BeschreibungIn 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.
PortraitHoward Frumkin is Dean of the University of Washington's School of Public Health. Richard Jacksonis 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.
Pressestimmen"Years ago, we could see that the correlation between sprawl and poor health should be made. Now it is done. "Urban Sprawl and Public Health"details how our lifestyle leads to serious health problems. This book should be reviewed widely and its facts should be known by all of us. It will be one of the central texts of the New Urbanism."--Andres Duany, author of "Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream "
Untertitel: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities. Ill. fig. tabs. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Island Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten