Making Healthy Places

Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

  • Editors
  • Andrew L. Dannenberg
  • Howard Frumkin
  • Richard J. Jackson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard Frumkin, Arthur M. Wendel, Robin Fran Abrams, Emil Malizia
      Pages 3-30
  3. The Impact of Community Design on Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. James F. Sallis, Rachel A. Millstein, Jordan A. Carlson
      Pages 33-49
    3. Carolyn Cannuscio, Karen Glanz
      Pages 50-62
    4. Jonathan M. Samet
      Pages 63-76
    5. David A. Sleet, Rebecca B. Naumann, Rose Anne Rudd
      Pages 77-90
    6. Lorraine C. Backer
      Pages 91-105
    7. William C. Sullivan, Chun-Yen Chang
      Pages 106-116
    8. Caitlin Eicher, Ichiro Kawachi
      Pages 117-128
    9. Chris S. Kochtitzky
      Pages 129-145
  4. Diagnosing and Healing our Built Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Reid Ewing, Gail Meakins, Grace Bjarnson, Holly Hilton
      Pages 149-169
    3. James Krieger, David E. Jacobs
      Pages 170-187
    4. Donna S. Heidel, L. Casey Chosewood, Matthew Gillen, Paul Schulte, Gregory Wagner, Kenneth M. Wallingford et al.
      Pages 188-202
    5. Craig Zimring, Jennifer DuBose
      Pages 203-215
    6. Howard Frumkin, Jared Fox
      Pages 216-228
    7. Howard Frumkin, Jared Fox
      Pages 229-243
    8. Timothy Beatley
      Pages 244-258
  5. Strategies for Healthy Places: A Toolbox

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Margaret Schneider
      Pages 261-270
    3. Lisa M. Feldstein
      Pages 271-286
    4. Manal J. Aboelata, Leah Ersoylu, Larry Cohen
      Pages 287-302
    5. Andrew L. Dannenberg, Arthur M. Wendel
      Pages 303-318
  6. Looking Outward, Looking Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Nisha D. Botchwey, Matthew J. Trowbridge
      Pages 321-334
    3. Richard J. Jackson, Arthur M. Wendel, Andrew L. Dannenberg
      Pages 335-349
    4. Jennifer C. Johnson, Sandro Galea
      Pages 350-365
    5. Anthony G. Capon, Susan M. Thompson
      Pages 366-378
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-417

About this book


The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.

This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and the health of residents, especially humans. Since then, numerous studies have extended and refined the book's research and reporting. Making Healthy Places offers a fresh and comprehensive look at this vital subject today.

There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision, and accessibility that this book offers. In addition to being of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students in public health and urban planning, it will be essential reading for public health officials, planners, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, and all those who care about the design of their communities.

Like a well-trained doctor, Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of-and offers treatment for-problems related to the built environment. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, it imparts a wealth of practical information, with an emphasis on demonstrated and promising solutions to commonly occurring problems.


Community design Constructed environments Human health Sustainable development Urban planning and design

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