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

Advances in Transportation and Health

1st Edition

Tools, Technologies, Policies, and Developments

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Editors: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen Haneen Khreis
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191361
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th April 2020
Page Count: 256
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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 1: Setting
1. Introduction
2. Land use, transportation and health

Part 2 Transportation effects on health
3. Road traffic injuries
4. Transportation, air pollution and health
5. Transportation, noise and health
6. Transportation, physical activity and health
7. Transportation and community severance
8. Transportation, climate change and health
9. Transportation justice and health

Part 3 Developments
10. New technologies and health
11. Sharing systems and health
12. Electric bikes and health
13. Active school commuting and health

Part 4 Tools and designs
14. Intervention studies in transport and emerging evidence
15. Health impact assessment of transport
16. The WHO HEAT tool
17. How to design healthy transport systems
18. Community design, street networks and public health

Part 5 Policy, education and workforce development
19. Barriers and enablers to change
20. How to move to healthy policies
21. The role of education, training and workforce development
22. The role of economics and investment appraisal


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About the Editor

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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