Special Issue "Health Promotion, Public Health, and Built Environment"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: Health Inequalities; Public Health;Built Environment
Health is affected by the built environment in a range of different ways. This includes access to green space, fresh food, secure housing, safe transport, and decent jobs. The UN has emphasised the interconnection between health and the built environment in their Sustainable Development Goals by outlining that health promotion efforts can contribute by making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11).
The growing knowledge of the role of the built environments on health and wellbeing is underscored by the origins of urban planning and public health as a joint discipline. Health promotion further underscores the need to promote health and prevent disease through interventions, programmes and designs that must tackle the causes of ill health across multiple levels and contexts. Therefore, the built environment does offer opportunities to establish healthy, equitable and resilient communities.
Despite such knowledge, the built environment stills negatively affects the health of inhabitants and the health of disadvantaged people even more so. For this Special Issue on “Health Promotion, Public Health, and Built Environment”, we invite you to submit practical, theoretical or speculative papers that seek to explore the many and varied affects the built environment has on health and wellbeing for all. We seek diverse examples drawn from across towns, cities, regions and countries throughout the world. We would like to know what works, where and for whom.
Dr. Andrew Barnfield
Manuscript Submission Information
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