Built Environment and Public Health: Land Use, Neighborhoods, and Housing
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 8003
Interests: the role of community design on health outcomes, including injury, chronic disease and chronic disease risk factors; health impact assessment
Interests: community design and health; public health law; public health policy; health in all policies; health impact assessment
Interests: built environment; environmental health; community based participatory research; health equity; children's health; health impact assessment
The built environment is a social determinant of health and plays a critical role in public health and quality of life. Communities, neighborhoods, and housing should be designed and maintained as clean, safe, affordable, and equitable. They should also promote healthy eating and active living and foster mental health, social support, and social cohesion. Understanding the connections between the built environment and public health is therefore critical for designing and implementing upstream and population-level interventions that target disease and injury. Analyzing this link remains promising for both research and practice. This Special Issue invites research articles that utilize different methodologies to explore these relationships from various angles and in different contexts. Research articles should be grounded in existing knowledge and aim to further our understanding of these connections. This issue also invites practice-oriented papers that detail programmatic and policy interventions centered on land use, neighborhoods, or housing and public health. Practice-oriented papers should include descriptive components and should also be grounded in theory and/or research. They should also be analytical; they should highlight the lessons learned that may be of value in research and practice.
Dr. Courtney A. Coughenour
Dr. Maxim Gakh
Dr. Erika Marquez
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- built environment
- land use
- community design
- social determinants of health
- health equity
- active living
- housing security