Preventive Urbanism. The Role Of Health In Designing Active Cities
“We must integrate our concepts of ‘public health issues’ with ‘urban Planning issues’. urban Planners, engineers, and architects must begin to see that they have a critical role in public health. Similarly, public health professionals need to appreciate that the built environment influences public health as much as vaccines or water quality.” Richard J. Jackson, Chris kochtitzky “our bodies are designed to move. Our cities should be too.” Nike Inc. This essay explores the broad and fast-developing field of the so-called healthy, active City and shifts the theoretical point of view from a Medical, almost curative, issue to an urban one. Urbanism is therefore affirmed as a fundamental and preventive discipline, capable of enhancing the health and quality of life Of urban populations. Especially in Times of a global pandemic such as the one that began in early 2020, The relationships between urbanism, urban health, and the built environment are of fundamental importance.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 140 x 220mm
- 01 May 2020
- Macerata, MC, Italy