Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health Vol: 9

Corinne Mulley
University of Sydney, Australia

Klaus Gebel
Australian Catholic University, Australia

Ding Ding
University of Sydney, Australia


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787146280
Published:
29 Jun 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
448 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Transport and Sustainability
This book combines core chapters on different aspects of sustainable transport and health, together with case studies of particular approaches to synthesise walking and health in cities around the globe. Walking as a research area is multifaceted and this book presents chapters which synthesise the current state of research and practice, which will be of interest to readers, both academic and professional, and point to areas that will feature prominently in future research domains. Although the links between transport and health have long been recognised in the transport and health disciplines separately, it is a fairly recent phenomenon that they have been seen as a legitimate inter- and multi-disciplinary area. The areas of intersection have become more obvious with better understanding between the different disciplines with mutual and explicit understanding that great benefits come from recognising synergies between disciplinary approaches to similar problems. The connections between walking and health have benefited from a better understanding of the contributions of different disciplines. This book exploits this multidisciplinary approach.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION; Corinne Mulley, Klaus Gebel and Ding Ding SECTION 1: WALKING. ITS PREVALENCE, ITS BENEFITS AND ITS VARIETY CHAPTER 2 MEASUREMENT OF WALKING; Dafna Merom and Robert Korycinski CHAPTER 3 UNDERSTANDING THE DETERMINANTS OF WALKING AS THE BASIS FOR SOCIAL MARKETING PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGING; Corinne Mulley and Chinh Ho CHAPTER 4 THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALKING; Paul Kelly, Marie Murphy and Nanette Mutrie CHAPTER 5 ECONOMIC VALUE OF WALKING; Todd Litman CHAPTER 6 WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL; Jacky Kennedy and George Mammen CHAPTER 7 DOG WALKING; Hayley E. Christian, Gavin R. McCormack, Kelly E. Evenson and Clover Maitland SECTION 2: ENVIRONMENTS AND WALKING CHAPTER 8 THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND WALKING; William Riggs and Ruth L. Steiner CHAPTER 9 PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND WALKING: GEARING TOWARDS THE MULTIMODAL CITY; Sonia Lavadinho CHAPTER 10 PLANNING WALKING ENVIRONMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND OLDER ADULTS; Yochai Eisenberg, Erin D. Bouldin, Nancy Gell and Dori Rosenberg CHAPTER 11 PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH; Philip Stoker, Arlie Adkins and Reid Ewing SECTION 3: PUBLIC POLICY FOR WALKING CHAPTER 12 WALKING POLICY STEPS - THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR THE FIRST STATE WALKING TARGET IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA; Peter McCue CHAPTER 13 DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE WALKING INTERVENTIONS: INTEGRATING BEHAVIOURAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND SYSTEMS SCIENCE TO PROMOTE POPULATION HEALTH; Liza S. Rovniak and Abby C. King CHAPTER 14 PROMOTION OF RECREATIONAL WALKING: CASE STUDY OF THE CICLOVIA-RECREATIVA OF BOGOTA; Olga L. Sarmiento, Carlos Pedraza, Camilo A. Triana, Diana P. Díaz, Silvia González and Sergio Montero SECTION 4: CASE STUDIES CHAPTER 15 VANCOUVER AND THE WALKER: THE EVOLUTION OF THE WALKABLE CITY; Sandy James CHAPTER 16 WALKING IN VIENNA: SMOOTHING THE WAY FOR CREATING A NEW URBAN LIFESTYLE; Wiebke Unbehaun, Mailin Gaupp-Berghausen and Petra Jens CHAPTER 17 WALKING FOR TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSMILENIO IN BOGOTA: STRENGTHS AND SHORTCOMINGS; Diana C. Parra and Pablo D. Lemoine CHAPTER 18 RETROFITTING TRADITIONAL STREETS FOR SHARED USES: THE ‘PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY STREET’ IN SEOUL; Sunghoon Oh and Jennifer L. Kent SECTION 5: INTO THE FUTURE CHAPTER 19 THE FUTURE OF WALKING?; Miles Tight

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