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Making Healthy Places – Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability

These self-paced reading activities examine how changes in the built environment can improve public and environmental health

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: July 30, 2014

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About

These sessions offer reading excerpts from the book Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability.

Drawing on the expertise of top leaders in public health and urban planning, the book presents a comprehensive examination of how changes in the design and planning of our communities can improve public and environmental health. The book’s contributors analyze a host of interconnected issues, including food and water supply and mental health, exploring the many links between design, human health, and environmental sustainability. For more information, or to purchase the full book, please visit www.makinghealthyplaces.come.

Objectives

  1. Identify opportunities to promote health, well-being, safety, and sustainability
  2. Identify the impacts that design at the community scale has on our physical, mental, social, and environmental well-being
  3. Apply lessons learned in this course to create healthy schools, homes, and workplaces
  4. Identify current trends towards choices that promote personal health and environmental sustainability

Created by

Island Press
Washington, DC
United States

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Included sessions

 

Making Healthy Places – Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability
Healthy Homes and Workplaces

 

Making Healthy Places – Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability
Strategies for Healthy Places

 

Making Healthy Places – Designing and Building for Health, Well-being and Sustainability
Healthy Schools

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