This substantially revised and important second edition comes at a pivotal time, with both a strong agenda of localism in planning and with public health professionals now realising the vital importance of shaping urban environments in order to reduce the burden of disease and support better health outcomes.
This guide ensures you:
Containing many new case studies and a wealth of new research, this new edition has benefited from previous user feedback. Shaping Neighbourhoods is the indispensable guide for bridging the gulf between theory and practice, between planning authorities, investors and communities, and between different professional perspectives.
Whether you are a student faced with a local planning project; a planner, urban designer or developer involved in new development; a health authority concerned with promoting physical activity; or a community group wanting to improve your neighbourhood; this book is for you.
"This is not a book to read cover to cover but a practical manual to dip into. It aims to be of use to a wide range of audiences: from planners to community groups….Those of us working on health impact assessments often find that public health practitioners and spatial planners speak different professional languages. This book will help us to find common ground and common language….Overall, I think this book amply demonstrates the many links between place and health, in a very accessible format. More importantly, it shows how we can use this knowledge practically, to develop better environments for the future." – Margaret Douglas, Consultant in Public Health. Journal of Public Health
"a very attractive teaching text" - Michael Hebbert, University of Manchester
1. Orientation and Principles 2. A Neighbourhood Planning Process 3. Providing for Local Need 4. Working with Natural Systems 5. Urban Design Synthesis 6. Neighbourhood Checklists