Designing for Health & Wellbeing: Home, City, Society

Jones, Matthew and Rice, Louis and Meraz, Fidel (2019) Designing for Health & Wellbeing: Home, City, Society. The Interdisciplinary Built Environment . Vernon Press, Delaware, United States. ISBN 978-1-62273-512-9

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Abstract

Rapid urbanization represents major threats and challenges to personal and public health. The World Health Organisation identifies the ‘urban health threat’ as three-fold: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases; and violence and injury from, amongst other things, road traffic. Within this tripartite structure of health issues in the built environment, there are multiple individual issues affecting both the developed and the developing worlds and the global north and south.

Reflecting on a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the design of the places we inhabit, this book seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment. Divided into three key themes: home, city, and society, each section presents a number of research chapters that explore global processes, transformative praxis and emergent trends in architecture, urban design and healthy city research. Drawing together practicing architects, academics, scholars, public health professional and activists from around the world to provide perspectives on design for health, this book includes emerging research on: healthy homes, walkable cities, design for ageing, dementia and the built environment, health equality and urban poverty, community health services, neighbourhood support and wellbeing, urban sanitation and communicable disease, the role of transport infrastructures and government policy, and the cost implications of ‘unhealthy’ cities etc. To that end, this book examines alternative and radical ways of practicing architecture and the re-imagining of the profession of architecture through a lens of human health.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, Wellbeing, Home, City, Society, Architecture, Built Environment
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Matthew Jones
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 09:21
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 09:21
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7548

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