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Author Jackson, Richard, 1945-

Title Designing healthy communities / Richard J. Jackson with Stacy Sinclair ; foreword by Anthony Iton

Publ Info San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2012]
Edition First edition
 J&W-Denver  HC110.E5 J33 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH HC110.E5 J33 2012    DUE 09-22-14
Descript xxxi, 230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 19 x 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents What does love, or caritas, have to do with the built environment? -- What is health, and how do we measure it? -- Can the built environment build community? -- From monoculture to human culture : the Belmar district of Lakewood, Colorado -- Using new urbanism principles to build community : Prarie Crossing, Illinois -- Saving America's downtowns and local history through the political process : Charleston, South Carolina -- Reinventing a healthy city through community leadership for sustainability : Elgin, Illinois -- Ending car captivity : Boulder, Colorado -- Ports as partners in health : Oakland, California -- The city that won't give up : Detroit, Michigan -- What's happening in your community? -- Who are the players? -- Create an action plan -- Epilogue: Now it's your turn
Note "Designing Healthy Communities is Dr. Richard J. Jackson's call to action for all of us concerned with the health trends that are beginning to overwhelm the country. It is a companion book for the upcoming special PBS broadcast that describes how the design of the built environment impacts our health, with an additional emphasis on the inequities of social and environmental justice. In this book, Dr. Jackson explores how the built environment has contributed to the fact that two-thirds of Americans are overweight, 70 million are obese and many suffer from an array of other chronic but preventable diseases. The book and series looks upstream at the root causes of our malaise, and highlights actionable best practices based on real people with real solutions. Public health has traditionally associated the built environment with issues such as poor sanitation, lead paint poisoning and children, workplace safety, fire codes and access for persons with disabilities. We now realize that how we design the built environment may hold tremendous potential for addressing--and hopefully preventing--many of the nation's current public health concerns. The Designing Healthy Communities book offers a new perspective on the topics covered in each episode while providing a roadmap and tools for readers to effect similar positive change in their own communities. -- publisher
LC subject Sustainable urban development -- United States
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- United States
Distributive justice -- United States
Mesh Subject Urban Health -- United States
City Planning -- United States
Environment -- United States
Social Change -- United States
Add Author Sinclair, Stacy
ISBN 9781118033661