Publisher description for Health and community design : the impact of the built environment on physical activity / Lawrence D. Frank, Peter O. Engelke, Thomas L. Schmid.


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Health and Community Design is a comprehensive examination of how the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity, drawing together insights from a range of research on the relationships between urban form and public health. It provides important information about the factors that influence decisions about physical activity and modes of travel, and about how land use patterns can be changed to help overcome barriers to physical activity. Chapters examine:

A concluding chapter reviews the arguments presented and sketches a research agenda for the future.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Urban health.
Transportation -- Health aspects.
City planning -- Health aspects.
Health behavior.