Special Issue "The Impacts of the Built Environment on Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2015).
Interests: urban planning; quality of life; physical activity; leisure activities
Interests: social networks; social activity—travel behavior; healthy cities, urban planning; residential environments; quality of life
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
We are organizing a Special Issue on the impact of the built environment on public health in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Improving public health is an important objective for urban planners and policy makers. Public health refers to preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical, mental, and social well-being. The built environment, including neighborhoods, public spaces, parks, housing, and transportation systems may affect public health, through individual transportation choices (e.g., using active modes instead of a car), activity patterns
(e.g., promoting social participation), and environmental exposure. Research, both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of the built environment on public health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Harry Timmermans
Dr. Astrid Kemperman
Dr. Pauline van den Berg
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- built environment
- aging in place
- public health
- health geography
- sense of community
- quality of life
- physical activity
- social participation
- environmental exposure