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Building American Public Health

Urban Planning, Architecture, and the Quest for Better Health in the United States

Authors: Lopez, R.

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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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Russell Lopez teaches Urban Environmental Health in the Boston University School of Public Health.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building American Public Health
Book Subtitle
Urban Planning, Architecture, and the Quest for Better Health in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Russell Lopez
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00244-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137002440
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00243-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43379-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 254
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics