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Transportation and Health provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the many linkages between transport and health, the available tools needed to estimate and evaluate the health impacts of transport, future technologies, the developments that can change the direction and magnitude of the health impacts, and the policy and education issues that can result in better practice and knowledge translation. The book provides valuable information on how and why to take health into consideration in transport planning and policy, showing how to estimate the impacts of transport on health in planning, policymaking, education and workforce development.
- Explores the latest advances on the full spectrum of connections between transport and health
- Offers a "roadmap" on how transport impacts health
- Includes tools for analyzing and estimating the health impacts of transport
- Shows what research and practice gaps need attention
- Includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners and policymakers
Transport Planning, Urban Planning, and Public Health researchers, professors, students, practitioners, and policy makers
Part I: Introduction and setting
1. Transport and health; an introduction
Part II Transport and effects on health
2. Perspectives on road safety through the lens of traffic crashes
in the United States
3. Traffic, air pollution, and health
4. Transport, noise, and health
5. Active transportation, physical activity, and health
6. Public transport and health
7. Transport and community severance
8. A justice perspective on transport and health
Part III Recent and future developments
9. New transport technologies and health
10. Bike-sharing systems and health
11. E-bikes—good for public health?
12. Active transport to and from school
Part IV Tools and design
13. Intervention studies in transport and emerging evidence
14. Health impact assessment of transport planning and policy
15. The WHO health economic assessment tool for walking and
cycling: how to quantify impacts of active mobility
16. Incorporating health impacts in transportation project
decision-making in the United States
17. Community design, street networks, and public health
Part V Policy education and workforce
18. Barriers and enablers to change in transport and health
19. Moving to health transport: the drivers of transformational
change - a view from Scotland
20. The role of cross-disciplinary education, training, and workforce
development at the intersection of transportation and health
Part VI Conclusions
21. Transport and health; present and future
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 7th April 2020
- Paperback ISBN:
- eBook ISBN:
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen is a Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health and a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is a world-leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and interest in urban and transport planning and health. He has edited three books on exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology and one on urban and transport planning and health, and co-authored more than 350 papers.
ISGlobal-CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
Haneen Khreis is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. She researches the health impacts of transport planning and policy. She is experienced in transport planning and engineering, vehicle emissions and air quality monitoring and modelling, exposure assessment, reviews and meta-analyses, health impact and burden of disease assessment, policy options generation, cross-disciplinary collaboration and the science-policy link in transport and health.
Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, TX, USA
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