Book: Healthy Cities

An analysis of public health through urban planning

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There is no doubt that urban planning has an impact on our health. In the book Healthy Cities. Public Health through Urban Planning, its authors, Chinmoy Sarkar, Chris Webster and John Gallacher introduce the ‘urban health niche’ concept, to talk about the co-relation between urban planning and public health.

The authors analyse the different aspects of urban planning that, to different extents, affect our physical and mental well-being, from the population density of the city to the mixed use of the land or the road network configuration.

The book offers highly practical content that can be useful both for public policy makers within the domains of health and urban planning and for professionals in the field.

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Edward Elgar Publishing

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