Healthy Placemaking: Wellbeing Through Urban Design
In modern-day society the main threats to public health are now considered 'avoidable illnesses,' which are often caused by a lack of exercise and physical activity. Research suggests that architectural and urban design strategies play an important role in reducing the amount of avoidable illnesses by enabling physical activity through healthier streets. This book presents the path to healthier cities through six core themes - urban planning, walkable communities, neighborhood building blocks, movement networks, environmental integration and community empowerment. Each theme is presented with an overview of the issues, the solutions and how to apply them practically with exemplars and precedents.
Author Fred London
Category Urban Design Books