Author: Richard J. Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118129814

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Designing Healthy Communities, the companion book to theacclaimed public television documentary, highlights how we designthe built environment and its potential for addressing andpreventing many of the nation's devastating childhood and adulthealth concerns. Dr. Richard Jackson looks at the root causes ofour malaise and highlights healthy community designs achieved byplanners, designers, and community leaders working together.Ultimately, Dr. Jackson encourages all of us to make the kinds ofpositive changes highlighted in this book. 2012 Nautilus SilverAward Winning Title in category of “SocialChange” "In this book Dr. Jackson inhabits the frontier between publichealth and urban planning, offering us hopeful examples ofinnovative transformation, and ends with a prescription forindividual action. This book is a must read for anyone who caresabout how we shape the communities and the world that shapes us."—Will Rogers, president and CEO, The Trust for PublicLand "While debates continue over how to design cities to promotepublic health, this book highlights the profound health challengesthat face urban residents and the ways in which certain aspects ofthe built environment are implicated in their etiology. Jacksonthen offers up a set of compelling cases showing how localactivists are working to fight obesity, limit pollution exposure,reduce auto-dependence, rebuild economies, and promote communityand sustainability. Every city planner and urban designer shouldread these cases and use them to inform their everydaypractice." —Jennifer Wolch, dean, College of EnvironmentalDesign, William W. Wurster Professor, City and Regional Planning,UC Berkeley "Dr. Jackson has written a thoughtful text that illustrates howand why building healthy communities is the right prescription forAmerica." —Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director, AmericanPublic Health Association Publisher Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/jackson Additional media and content:http://dhc.mediapolicycenter.org/
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Author: Sheri Doyle

Publisher: Design Thinking for a Better W

ISBN: 9780778744634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5953

This book inspires readers to become change-makers for healthy living and eating by using design-thinking principles to tackle local and global issues. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues--from the need for healthy food options in schools to the lack of clean drinking water in impoverished communities.
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Stadtregionale Planung und zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement in den USA

Author: Barbara Schönig

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359339426X

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 4320

Leitbilder stadtregionaler Planung wurden in den USA erheblich durch zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement geprägt. Diesen Akteuren gelingt es jedoch nur punktuell, die fehlende staatliche Steuerung räumlicher Entwicklung in den Metropolregionen zu kompensieren, um so Zersiedelung und sozioökonomischer Polarisierung entgegenzuwirken. Barbara Schönig untersucht die Geschichte zivilgesellschaftlicher stadtregionaler Planung und analysiert eine Fallstudie zur Regional Plan Association New York, New Jersey und Connecticut im Hinblick auf Potenziale und Ambivalenzen dieses Engagements.
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Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design

Author: Timothy Beatley,Carla L. Jones,Reuben Rainey

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813941156

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 5482

This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will foster health and healing? With a salutogenic (health-promoting) focus, Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces addresses a range of contemporary issues, including health equity, biophilic cities, healthcare facility design, environmental health, aging in place, and food systems planning. Contributors: Ellen Bassett ● Timothy Beatley ● Emily Chmielewski ● Jason Corburn ● Tanya Denckla Cobb ● Tye Farrow ● Ann Forsyth ● Howard Frumkin ● Judith H. Heerwagen ● J. David Hoglund ● Carla Jones ● Andrew Mondschein ● Christina Mullen ● Reuben Rainey ● Samina Raja ● Jennifer Whittaker
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The Theory, Policy, and Practice of Value-Based Urban Planning

Author: Evelyne de Leeuw,Jean Simos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493966944

Category: Medical

Page: 515

View: 5783

This forward-looking resource recasts the concept of healthy cities as not only a safe, pleasant, and green built environment, but also one that creates and sustains health by addressing social, economic, and political conditions. It describes collaborations between city planning and public health creating a contemporary concept of urban governance—a democratically-informed process that embraces values like equity. Models, critiques, and global examples illustrate institutional change, community input, targeted assessment, and other means of addressing longstanding sources of urban health challenges. In these ambitious pages, healthy cities are rooted firmly in the worldwide movement toward balanced and sustainable urbanization, developed not to disguise or displace entrenched health and social problems, but to encourage and foster solutions. Included in the coverage: Towards healthy urban governance in the century of the city“/li> Healthy cities emerge: Toronto, Ottawa, Copenhagen The role of policy coalitions in understanding community participation in healthy cities projects Health impact assessment at the local level The logic of method for evaluating healthy cities Plus: extended reports on healthy cities and communities in North and Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Healthy Cities will interest and inspire community leaders, activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs working to improve health and well-being at the local level, as well as public health and urban development scholars and professionals.
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Author: Philip J. Landrigan,Ruth A. Etzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199336660

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Over the past four decades, the prevalence of autism, asthma, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and birth defects have grown substantially among children around the world. Not coincidentally, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been developed and released into the global environment during this same period. Today the World Health Organization attributes 36% of all childhood deaths to environmental causes. Children's environmental health is a new and expanding discipline that studies the profound impact of chemical and environmental hazards on child health. Amid mounting evidence that children are exquisitely sensitive to their environment-and that exposure during their developmental "windows of susceptibility" can trigger cellular changes that lead to disease and disability in infancy, childhood, and across the life span-there is a compelling need for continued scientific study of the relationship between children's health and environment. The Textbook of Children's Environmental Health codifies the knowledge base and offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to this important new field. Edited by two internationally recognized pioneers in the area, this volume presents up-to-date information on the chemical, biological, physical, and societal hazards that confront children in today's world: pesticides, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead, arsenic, phthalates, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, ionizing radiation, electromagnetic fields, and the built environment. It presents carefully documented data on rising rates of disease in children, offers a critical summary of new research linking pediatric disease with environmental exposures, and explores the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying diseases of environmental origin. With this volume's emphasis upon integrating theory and practice, readers will find practical approaches to channeling scientific findings into evidence-based strategies for preventing and identifying the environmental hazards that cause disease in children. It is a landmark work that will serve as the field's benchmark for years to come.
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Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities

Author: Howard Frumkin,Lawrence Frank,Richard J. Jackson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597266310

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4156

In 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.
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Prescriptions, Principles, and Practice

Author: Joseph Aicher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 142

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This work provides a framework for examining how planning and design professionals may promote human health and reduce the burden of disease and disability. Planners, architects and politicians should be able to consider the full health impact of their decisions, while professionals, decision makers and community activists may evaluate specific design issues and develop a set of working guidelines most appropriate for the unique community being examined.
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Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Author: Andrew L. Dannenberg,Howard Frumkin,Richard J. Jackson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610910362

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 534

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments. This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and the health of residents, especially humans. Since then, numerous studies have extended and refined the book's research and reporting. Making Healthy Places offers a fresh and comprehensive look at this vital subject today. There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision, and accessibility that this book offers. In addition to being of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students in public health and urban planning, it will be essential reading for public health officials, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, and all those who care about the design of their communities. Like a well-trained doctor, Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of--and offers treatment for--problems related to the built environment. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, it imparts a wealth of practical information, with an emphasis on demonstrated and promising solutions to commonly occurring problems.
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What Works?

Author: Thomas E. Backer,Everett Rogers,Pradeep Sopory

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145225270X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

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This important collection presents a comparative synthesis of what works and what does not in mass media health campaigns. High priority is given to coverage of substance abuse prevention campaigns, but programmes on AIDS, smoking, teenage pregnancy, heart disease, Alzheimer's Disease and vehicle seat belt use are also reviewed. Designing Health Communication Campaigns deepens our understanding of how to design, implement and evaluate mass media campaigns by highlighting the contributions of media experts who add a human element to the various campaign experiences they describe.
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Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks

Author: Peter M. Rabinowitz,Lisa A. Conti

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711863

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical paradigms. The "One Health" approach calls for greater communication and cooperation between human health care providers, public health professionals, and veterinarians to better address vital issues of emerging diseases and environmental change. This incredibly timely book provides, for the first time, practical guidelines for "One Health" collaborations in a wide range of clinical human-animal health issues, including the H1N1 virus, zoonotic diseases, the human-animal bond, animal allergy, bites and stings, and animals as "sentinels" for toxic environmental health hazards. UNIQUE! For each condition, specific steps human health care providers, veterinarians, and public health professionals must take to prevent and manage disease. UNIQUE! Comparative tables of disease signs, diagnosis and treatment in humans and animals for easy reference. UNIQUE! Guidelines to detect and improve environmental factors affecting the health of humans and animals. Occupational health guidelines for preventive care of animal workers including veterinary personnel, farmers, pet store employees, and zoo workers. Treatment of emerging disease issues including zoonoses, H1N1 virus, harmful algae blooms, and animal-related pesticides UNIQUE! Sample protocols facilitate professional communication between veterinarians, human health clinicians, and public health professionals. Legal and ethical aspects of "One Health" that human health providers and veterinarians need to know.
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A Guide to Program Design and Evaluation

Author: Mary Ellen Wurzbach

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834220973

Category: Medical

Page: 660

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Written for students and health professionals, this guide to health care education program development applies the Nursing Process (or problem-solving approach) to the project. It outlines each step in the process, including planning, design, implementation, promotion, and evaluation. Chapters cover personnel management, community assessment and mobilization, cultural competency, material effectiveness, publicity, and diversity. The education of populations with shared risks, exposures, and behaviors is emphasized. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
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Canadian Perspectives

Author: Edmund P. Fowler,David Siegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, Second Edition, provides a unique introductory survey of the range of policy fields for which local governments are responsible - policies that are important because they define how local governments interact with their citizens. As far as citizens are concerned, the policies that local governments adopt are the 'face' of local government. The first chapters of the text outline the various contexts within which urban public policies are made, including demographics, finance, and governance structures. Each of the remaining chapters covers a particular policy area, ranging from transportation, housing and development, and education to leisure and culture, environmental issues, and public health. Every chapter of this second edition has been written specifically for this book, presenting material up-to-date to the end of the twentieth century and anticipating the concerns of the twenty-first.
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Innovative Strategies for Restoring Physician-community Integration

Author: William J. DeMarco,Kenneth M. Hekman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070279490

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 397

View: 9193

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Author: Charles Montgomery

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429969539

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 837

A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" lipstick-red bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have transformed their lives by hacking the design of their streets and neighborhoods. Full of rich historical detail and new insights from psychologists and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City is an essential tool for understanding and improving our own communities. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.
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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.
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Author: Rosalba D'Onofrio,Elio Trusiani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331971144X

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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This book investigates different aspects of the relationship between “healthy cities” and “urban planning”, examining various best practices in Europe. It uses the above as a starting point and investigates different aspects of healthy cities, examining various best practices in Europe. Capitalizing on ongoing trials, the chapters identify the policies that underlie plans and projects that have caused positive changes in local communities in terms of the quality of life and safety of inhabitants. From these best practices, the book deduces criteria and guidelines for planning healthy and safe cities.
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