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The Resource Building American public health : Urban planning, architecture, and the quest for better health in the United States, Russell P. Lopez, (electronic book)

Building American public health : Urban planning, architecture, and the quest for better health in the United States, Russell P. Lopez, (electronic book)

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Building American public health : Urban planning, architecture, and the quest for better health in the United States
Title
Building American public health
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Urban planning, architecture, and the quest for better health in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Russell P. Lopez
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Language
eng
Summary
This historical study looks at how reformers have used urban planning and architecture to improve the health of urban residents of the United States.
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Lopez, Russell P
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Public health
  • City planning
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This historical study looks at how reformers have used urban planning and architecture to improve the health of urban residents of the United States. It begins in the nineteenth century, when problems in rapidly urbanizing cities threatened to overwhelm cities, and then traces the development and impact of reform movements up through the First World War, including discussions of model tenements, the 'city beautiful' movement, tenement laws, and zoning and building codes. Midcentury design movements, such as new efforts to plan suburbs and Modernism, along with outlines of the impacts of public housing, highway building, and urban renewal, are the focus of the middle chapters of the book. The final third examines the revival of cities and the reconnection of public health with urban planning that occurred as the twentieth century ended
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Building American public health : Urban planning, architecture, and the quest for better health in the United States, Russell P. Lopez, (electronic book)
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Contents
The Urban Crisis Begins -- The Age of Reform -- Housing Laws, Zoning, and Building Codes -- Building a Suburban Utopia -- The Lessons of Modernism Public Housing -- Urban Renewal and Highway Construction -- Decline and Rise -- A New Age of Cities and Health -- Future Trends and Needs
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9781137002440
Extent
272 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137002433
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PDF
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Building American public health : Urban planning, architecture, and the quest for better health in the United States, Russell P. Lopez, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
The Urban Crisis Begins -- The Age of Reform -- Housing Laws, Zoning, and Building Codes -- Building a Suburban Utopia -- The Lessons of Modernism Public Housing -- Urban Renewal and Highway Construction -- Decline and Rise -- A New Age of Cities and Health -- Future Trends and Needs
Control code
9781137002440
Extent
272 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137002433
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF

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