Healthy Urbanism

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Healthy Urbanism

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Author: Helen Pineo


ISBN: 9789811696466

Date: 12th May, 2022


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  2. Sustainability
  3. Architecture and Design
  4. Human


The globally distributed health impacts of environmental degradation and widening inequalities require a fundamental shift in understandings of healthy urbanism. This book redefines the meaning and form of healthy urban environments, urging planners and design professionals to consider how their work impacts population health and wellbeing at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The concepts of equity, inclusion and sustainability are central to this framing, reversing the traditional focus on individuals, their genes and 'lifestyle choices' to one of structural factors that affect health. Integrating theory and concepts from social epidemiology, sustainable development and systems thinking with practical case studies, this book will be of value for students and practitioners.

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