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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The built environment and public health /
Author Lopez, Russ.
Publisher Jossey-Bass,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 741542266
ISBN 9780470620038 (pbk.); 047062003X (pbk.)
Subjects Urban health. ; MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine. ; Architecture as Topic. ; Urban Health. ; City Planning. ; Environment Design. ; Environmental Health.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  RA566.7.L67 2012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/19/2013 STATUS
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xiii, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction to the built environment and health -- History -- Planning and urban design -- Transportation policies -- Healthy housing and housing assistance programs -- Infrastructure and natural disasters -- Indoor and outdoor air quality -- Water -- Food, nutrition, and food security -- Vulnerable populations -- Mental health, stressors, and health care environments -- Social capital -- Environmental justice -- Assessment tools and data sources -- Health policy and programs -- Sustainability. "This text combines an examination of how the physical environment affects our health with a description of how public health and urban planning can work together to create environments that improve human health and well-being. The author covers a wealth of topics including foundations, the joint history of public health and 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 is written for students and professionals involved in public health, urban planning, transportation, architecture, and the environment. "--