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

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Published by Island Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Health systems & services,
  • Urban & municipal planning,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Environmental Health,
  • Urban Planning,
  • Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.,
  • House & Home,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Do-It-Yourself,
  • Growth,
  • Political Science / City Planning & Urban Development,
  • Cities and towns,
  • Public Health,
  • Reference,
  • Health Policy,
  • City planning

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8611464M
ISBN 101559633050
ISBN 109781559633055

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Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities - Kindle edition by Frumkin, Howard. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities/5(8). Urban Sprawl and Public Health, a timely publication by highly qualified authors, is another wake-up call about public policy decisions with respect to land use, transportation, and community design that adversely affect our health, civic involvement, and quality of life. Its thesis is that the designs of buildings and communities inhibit Author: Kenneth Olden. Urban Sprawl and Public Health Article (PDF Available) in Public Health Reports (3) May with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Howard Frumkin. The book is a very good, comprehensive summary of the different aspects of public health relating to sprawl. It is enough to gain an appreciation of how complicated some health issues are, and also how difficult it is to measure and disentangle certain issues from others/5.

Urban Sprawl and Public Health Public Health Reports / May–June / Volume with global warming potential Motor vehicles are also a major source of other greenhouse gases, includ-ing methane, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds. As a result, automobile traffic is a major contributor to global climate change File Size: KB. Urban sprawl and public health. Howard Frumkin Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA , USA. Urban Sprawl and Public Health, a timely publication by highly qualified authors, is another wake-up call about public policy decisions with respect to land use, transportation, and community Author: Kenneth Olden.   "Urban Sprawl and Public Health is written for urban planners, public health practitioners, and the general public. The authors acknowledge that Smart Growth initatives face barriers, such as market preferences for suburbs, but point out that solutions to these issues will require input from many sectors in society, including health Brand: Howard Frumkin.

In the developing world, where population densities in urban sprawl areas is considering higher than in the suburbs of cities in the developed world, there are also significant public health issues, with the often insanitary living conditions enabling the spread of environmental diseases, while the lack of safe drinking water, poor drainage and.   Urban Sprawl and Public Health begins with a description and definition of sprawl, a word that can have many different meanings and contexts. The book .   Dr. Jackson acknowledged that his assertions were based more on intuition than research, but he pushed ahead, following up with a book .   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 : Island Press.