Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities Howard Frumkin

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Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities by Howard Frumkin
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In Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson, three of the nations leading public health and urban planning experts explore an intriguing question: How does the physical environment in which we live affectMoreIn Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson, three of the nations 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.



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