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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(5), 1557-1596; doi:10.3390/ijerph6051557
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A Review of the Urban Development and Transport Impacts on Public Health with Particular Reference to Australia: Trans-Disciplinary Research Teams and Some Research Gaps

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Received: 9 February 2009; Accepted: 8 April 2009 / Published: 28 April 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Public Health: Feature Papers)
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Abstract: Urbanization and transport have a direct effect on public health.A trans-disciplinary approach is proposed and illustrated to tackle the general problem of these environmental stressors and public health. Processes driving urban development and environmental stressors are identified. Urbanization, transport and public health literature is reviewed and environmental stressors are classified into their impacts and which group is affected, the geographical scale and potential inventions. Climate change and health impacts are identified as a research theme. From an Australian perspective, further areas for research are identified.
Keywords: Multi-disciplinary teams; urbanization and transport; environmental stressors; public health; research and policy interventions Multi-disciplinary teams; urbanization and transport; environmental stressors; public health; research and policy interventions
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Black, D.; Black, J. A Review of the Urban Development and Transport Impacts on Public Health with Particular Reference to Australia: Trans-Disciplinary Research Teams and Some Research Gaps. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 1557-1596.

AMA Style

Black D, Black J. A Review of the Urban Development and Transport Impacts on Public Health with Particular Reference to Australia: Trans-Disciplinary Research Teams and Some Research Gaps. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(5):1557-1596.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Black, Deborah; Black, John. 2009. "A Review of the Urban Development and Transport Impacts on Public Health with Particular Reference to Australia: Trans-Disciplinary Research Teams and Some Research Gaps." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 5: 1557-1596.



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