Book Chapter

Complex urban systems: Compact cities, transport and health

M Stevenson, B Gleeson, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Haneen Khreis

Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning: A Framework | Springer | Published : 2018

Abstract

Summary: This volume brings together the world's leading experts on urban and transport planning, environmental exposures, physical activity, health and health impact assessment to discuss challenges and solutions in cities. The book provides a conceptual framework and work program for actions and outlines future research needs. It presents the current evidence-base, the benefits of and numerous case studies on integrating health and the environment into urban development and transport planning. Within cities there is a considerable variation in the levels of environmental exposures such as ambient air pollution, noise, and temperature, green space availability and physical activity. Many of..

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