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1st Edition

Creating Healthy Neighborhoods
Evidence-Based Planning and Design Strategies

ISBN 9781611901917
Published September 15, 2017 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Good housing. Easy transit. Food access. Green spaces. Gathering places. Everybody wants to live in a healthy neighborhood. Bridging the gap between research and practice, it maps out ways for cities and towns to help their residents thrive in placed designed for living well, approaching health from every side – physical mental, and social.

Table of Contents

1. Importance: Assess how health matters in this place. 2. Balance: Make healthier places by balancing physical changes with other interventions to appeal to different kinds of people. 3. Vulnerability: Plan and design for those with the most health vulnerabilities and fewest resources for making healthy choices. 4. Layout: Foster multiple dimensions of health through overall neighborhood layout. 5. Access: Provide options for getting around and increasing geographic access. 6. Connection: Create opportunities for people to interact with each other in positive ways. 7. Protection: Reduce harmful exposures at a neighborhood level through a combination of wider policies and regulations along with local actions. 8. Implementation: Coordinate diverse actions over time

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Ann Forsyth