Making Healthy Places, Second Edition: Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability (Second Edition, Second Edition, Second)

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8.43 X 11.26 X 0.55 inches | 2.35 pounds

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About the Author
Nisha Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH is the Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence in Public Affairs. She previously served as Associate Professor in Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning, adjunct professor of Public Health in Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, and Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Georgia Tech Professional Education. She coauthored Health Impact Assessment in the United States and multiple peer reviewed publications.

Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is an Affiliate Professor in the Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. Before coming to Seattle, he served as Team Lead of the Healthy Community Design Initiative at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He served as lead editor of the first edition of Making Healthy Places.

Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH, is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health and senior vice president of the Trust for Public Land. He previously served as head of the "Our Planet, Our Health" initiative at the Wellcome Trust in London, as Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, as Director of the CDC National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), and as professor and chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. In addition to the first edition of Making Healthy Places, his previous books include Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves and Planetary Health: Safeguarding Human Health and the Environment in the Anthropocene.

"This is a remarkable compilation of the evidence behind the effectiveness of healthy community design as a tool for both individual and population health improvement. Making Healthy Places, Second Edition is an essential text for all who in their research, academic study, or public health practice strive to master the interface between the built environment and human health."--Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
"This is an absolutely remarkable book that explains the health impacts of urban design, planning, and construction decisions and how to enhance mobility, manage neighborhood growth, and improve quality of life for all residents. Making Healthy Places, Second Edition fully captures the challenges and solutions. It is a must read."--Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
"This second edition of Making Healthy Places is an extraordinary book. It provides a rich and comprehensive resource for students, professionals and others. It manages to address the broad spectrum of challenges and opportunities facing the built environment in way that is very readable whilst still providing enough detail to be enormously valuable. It is essential reading!"--Michael Davies, Professor of Building Physics and Environment, University College London
"If it isn't required reading for students of all our built environment disciplines, it ought to be. Timely, expansive and inspiring."--Lesley Lokko, African Futures Institute
"The foundation of the design and planning professions in the United States is the protection of public health, safety, and welfare. As a result, every architect, city planner, and landscape architect should be knowledgeable about public health. Making Healthy Places, Second Edition provides an outstanding resource about how to design and plan for our well-being. The COVID pandemic has dramatically reinforced the need for healthy built environments. The editors and authors of Making Healthy Places, Second Edition address the lessons learned from COVID for design and planning. As a result, it is a perfect post-pandemic book."--Frederick Steiner, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design
"Imagine if you could invite hundreds of the wisest and most insightful advisors into helping your community address the inter-connected challenges of climate change, inequity, racism and health disparities. Imagine the amazing progress you could make! That's what Making Healthy Places, Second Edition does. By bringing together leading researchers, thinkers, students and practitioners Drs. Botchwey, Dannenberg and Frumkin have developed the essential guide to one of the most powerful solutions available."--Diane Regas, President and CEO of the Trust for Public Land
"No other book comes close to this one in covering the vast and growing body of research driving best practices for designing healthy places. Its much-expanded and updated content makes this an essential resource for everyone involved in teaching, designing, retrofitting, and administering built environments to improve public and personal health."--Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director MS Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-author, "Retrofitting Suburbia"
"Making Healthy Places, Second Edition, illustrates how and why every city can become an engine of biodiversity, human diversity, health, and joy. This book should be required reading for every mayor, urban planner, school board president, residential and commercial developer, and community organizer, among others. There will be a test."--Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods," "Vitamin N", and "The Nature Principle"