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Advances in Transportation and Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128191361, 9780128191378

Advances in Transportation and Health

1st Edition

Tools, Technologies, Policies, and Developments

Editors: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen Haneen Khreis
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191361
eBook ISBN: 9780128191378
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 7th April 2020
Page Count: 548
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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

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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About the Editors

Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

ISGlobal-CREAL, Barcelona, Spain

Haneen Khreis

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, TX, USA

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