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Healthy communities

Rydin, Y; Davila, JD; Davies, M; Hallal, P; Hamilton, I; Lai, KM; Wilkinson, P; (2012) Healthy communities. Local Environment: the international journal of justice and sustainability , 17 (5) 553 - 560. 10.1080/13549839.2012.681465. Green open access

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There is considerable knowledge of how to enhance the health of communities through reshaping their environments, particularly the urban environments in which people increasingly live. We have much less understanding of how to deliver these healthier urban environments. This paper reviews the research on four key urban health problematics – sanitation and wastewater treatment, transportation and mobility, the urban heat island impacts, and indoor air quality – and considers the implications for urban planning and management.

Title:Healthy communities
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2012.681465
Keywords:healthy cities, sanitation, urban heat island, transportation, indoor air quality, urban planning
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit

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