Healthy Urban Planning aims to refocus urban planners on the implications of their work for human health and well-being. If many of the problems faced in cities are to be resolved, improving health will be the fundamental goal of urban planners. Poor housing, poverty, stress, pollution, and lack of access to jobs, goods and services all impact upon health. This book provides practical advice on ways to integrate health and urban planning and will be essential reading for urban planners, developers, urban designers, transport planners, and those working in the fields of regeneration and renewal. It will also be of interest to those with an interest in sustainable development.
'This is an innovative text which successfully combines both theory and practice. It will be of great interest to planning professionals involved in the design and regeneration of urban environments.' Scottish Planning and Environmental Law, June 2002
'This is a readable book for all involved in urban planning, public health, the planning and delivery of human services and research on their effectiveness and health-related outcomes … The book can be strongly recommended to all those with an interest in health, development and planning.' - Urban Studies
Foreword. Acknowledgement. Introduction. Part One. Concepts, Principles, and Practice. 1.The Links Between Health and Urban Planning. 2. The Healthy Cities Project and Urban Planning. 3. Healthy Urban Planning in Practice- Experiences of Cities in the Healthy Cities Movement. Part Two. Guidelines for Healthy Urban Planning. 4. Settlements Planning: Making Towns and Cities Good Places to Live. 5. Neighbourhood Planning: Counteracting the Trend Towards Placelessness and Virtual Communities. 6. Assessing a Project. 7. Conclusions. References. Index.