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Corburn, Jason
Healthy city planning : from neighbourhood to national health equity / Jason Corburn
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Subject(s) Urban health
Cities and towns -- Health aspects
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Health aspects
Public health -- Environmental aspects
Physical Description ix, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-175) and index
Summary "Healthy city planning means seeking ways to eliminate the deep and persistent inequities that plague cities. Yet, as Jason Corburn argues in this book, neither city planning nor public health is currently organized to ensure that today's cities will be equitable and healthy. Having made the case for what he calls adaptive urban health justice in the opening chapter, Corburn briefly reviews the key events, actors, ideologies, institutions and policies that shaped and reshaped the urban public health and planning from the nineteenth century to the present day. He uses two frames to organize this historical review: the view of the city as a field site and as a laboratory. In the second part of the book Corburn uses in-depth case studies of health and planning activities in Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, and Richmond, California to explore the institutions, policies and practices that constitute healthy city planning. These case studies personify some of the characteristics of his ideal of adaptive urban health justice. Each begins with an historical review of the place, its policies and social movements around urban development and public health, and each is an example of the urban poor participating in, shaping, and being impacted by healthy city planning"-- Provided by publisher
Series Planning, history, and the environment series

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