Built environment and physical activity

Giles-Corti, B, Gunn, L, Hooper, P, Boulange, C, Zapata-Diomedi, B, Pettit, C and Foster, S 2019, 'Built environment and physical activity' in Mark Nieuwenhuijsen and Khreis Khreis (ed.) Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 347-381.


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Title Built environment and physical activity
Author(s) Giles-Corti, B
Gunn, L
Hooper, P
Boulange, C
Zapata-Diomedi, B
Pettit, C
Foster, S
Year 2019
Title of book Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Editor(s) Mark Nieuwenhuijsen and Khreis Khreis
Start page 347
End page 381
Subjects Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Summary Abstract The urban design of places where people live, work and play can make a significant difference to health and wellbeing. The influence of city planning on transport mode choice, access to open space, walkability and other characteristics of the built environment on chronic diseases and their risk factors-particularly physical activity through walking-and on environmental sustainability, is now the subject of a large body of research. However, gaps and methodological shortcomings in this literature remain, and urban research finding are still rarely used by decision-makers to plan cities. This article reviews research in this field over the last decade and proposes areas and methods for future inquiry including research methods that are relevant to policy and practice.
Copyright notice © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-319-74983-9
ISBN 9783319749839
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