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Designing Health Communities
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Richard J. Jackson with Stacy Sinclair (2012)

Designing Health Communities
highlights how we design the built environment and its potential for addressing and preventing many of the nation’s devastating childhood and adult health concerns. Dr. Richard Jackson looks at the root causes of our malaise and highlights healthy community designs achieved by planners, designers, and community leaders working together. Ultimately, Dr. Jackson encourages all of us to make the kinds of positive changes highlighted in this book.
230 pages, hardback.


Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
The Author
Prologue: Why I Care About the Built Environment


Part I. Health and the Built Environment: An Introduction
Chapter 1, What Does Love, or Caritas, Have to Do with the Built Environment?
We Love Our Families and Our Country, but Do We Really Love Ourselves?
For Love of Family
For Love of Community
For Love of Our Nation and the World
Chapter 2, What Is Health, and How Do We Measure It?
Personal Health
Public Health Policy
Environmental Health
Mental and Social Health
Chapter 3, Can the Built Environment Build Community?
Organic Places Are Health Places
Urban Centers
State and Nation
Part II, Examples of Change
Chapter 4, From Monoculture to Human Culture: The Belmar District of Lakewood, Colorado
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure
Prevention
Chapter 5, Using New Urbanism Principles to Build Community: Prairie Crossing, Illinois
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure
Prevention
Chapter 6, Saving America’s Downtowns and Local History Through the Political Process: Charleston, South Carolina
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure
Prevention
Chapter 7, Reinventing a Healthy City Through Community Leadership for Sustainability: Elgin, Illinois
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure
Prevention
Chapter 8, Ending Car Captivity: Boulder, Colorado
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure
Prevention
Chapter 9, Ports as partners in Health: Oakland, California
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure
Prevention
Chapter 10, The City That Won’t Give Up: Detroit, Michigan
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Cure (or at Least Treatment)
Prevention
Part III. Be the Change You Want to See in the World
Chapter 11, What’s Happening in Your Community?
Determining the Health of Your Community
Conducting an Audit of Your Built Environment
Chapter 12, Who Are the Players?
Finding Your Stakeholders
Social Networking
Getting Everyone to Pull Together
Chapter 13, Create an Action Plan
Analyze the Symptoms
Determine the Diagnosis
Implement the Cure
Protect Through Prevention
Epilogue: Now It’s Your Turn
Notes
Index


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