The Built Environment and Public Health

The Built Environment and Public Health explores the impact onour health of the environments we build for ourselves, and howpublic health and urban planning can work together to buildsettings that that promote healthy living. This comprehensive textcovers origins and foundations of the built environment as a publichealth 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, andenvironmental justice. The Built Environment and Public Healthexplores such timely issues as:

Basics of the built environment and evidence for itsinfluences

How urban planning and public health intersect

How infrastructure improvements can address chronic diseases andconditions

Meeting the challenges of natural disasters

Policies to promote walking and mass transit

Approaches to assess and improve air quality and our watersupply

Policies that improve food security and change how Americans gettheir food

How the built environment can address needs of vulnerablepopulations

Evidence-based design practices for hospitals and health carefacilities

Mental health, stressors, and health care environments

Theories and programs to improve social capital of low-incomecommunities

How the built environment addresses issues of health equity andenvironmental justice

This important textbook and resource includes chapter learningobjectives, summaries, questions for discussion, and listings ofkey terms.

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ISBN: 9781118122105
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