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Author Lopez, Russell P
Title The Built Environment and Public Health
Imprint New York, NY : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (434 pages)
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Series Public Health/Environmental Health Ser. ; v.16
Public Health/Environmental Health Ser
Note Intro -- The Built Environment and Public Health -- Contents -- Preface -- The Author -- Part One Background and History -- Chapter 1 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 -- Chapter 2 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 -- Part Two Community Design -- Chapter 3 Planning and Urban Design -- Demographic, Economic, and Social Trends -- Land Use and Planning Controls -- Metropolitan Structure and Health -- Chapter 4 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 -- Chapter 5 Healthy Housing and Housing Assistance Programs -- The Housing Problem -- The Regulatory Framework -- Chapter 6 Infrastructure and Natural Disasters -- Natural Disasters: An Introduction -- Natural Disaster Response -- Part Three Environmental Media -- Chapter 7 Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality -- Overview -- Land Use, the Built Environment, and Air Quality -- Air Pollutants -- Air Pollution-Associated Health Conditions -- Chapter 8 Water -- Impact of Water on Health -- Infrastructure -- Drinking Water -- Chapter 9 Food, Nutrition, and Food Security -- Foodborne Illnesses -- Food Insecurity
Environmental Effects of Farming and Food Production -- Part Four Population Health -- Chapter 10 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 -- Chapter 11 Mental Health, Stressors, and Health Care Environments -- The Beginnings -- Biophilia -- The Role of Stressors and Allostatic Load -- Chapter 12 Social Capital -- Theory and Historical Beginnings -- Measuring Social Capital -- Improving Social Capital -- Chapter 13 Environmental Justice -- The Environmental Justice Movement -- A History of the Environmental Justice Movement -- Disproportionate Burden -- Additional Limitations of Environmental Justice Actions -- Lessons -- Part Five Tools and Applications -- Chapter 14 Assessment Tools and Data Sources -- Tools to Inform Decision Making -- Information Tools -- Chapter 15 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 -- Chapter 16 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
The Built Environment and Public Health The Built Environment and Public Health explores the impact on our health of the environments we build for ourselves, and how public health and urban planning can work together to build settings that that promote healthy living. This comprehensive text covers origins and foundations of the built environment as a public health focus and its joint history with 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 explores such timely issues as: Basics of the built environment and evidence for its influences How urban planning and public health intersect How infrastructure improvements can address chronic diseases and conditions Meeting the challenges of natural disasters Policies to promote walking and mass transit Approaches to assess and improve air quality and our water supply Policies that improve food security and change how Americans get their food How the built environment can address needs of vulnerable populations Evidence-based design practices for hospitals and health care facilities Mental health, stressors, and health care environments Theories and programs to improve social capital of low-income communities How the built environment addresses issues of health equity and environmental justice This important textbook and resource includes chapter learning objectives, summaries, questions for discussion, and listings of key terms. Companion Web site:
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lopez, Russell P. The Built Environment and Public Health New York, NY : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9780470620038
Subject Urban health
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