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.
Public health, transport, planning, and other researchers from the US, Europe, Australia, Colombia, Canada, and Korea provide 19 chapters on walking and health, sustainable transportation, and urban planning, many based on papers presented at Walk 21 in Sydney, Australia, in October 2014. They discuss the prevalence and trends in walking, including health benefits, the economic value of walking, walking to and from school, and dog walking; connections to the built environment, public transport infrastructure, planning walking environments for people with disabilities and older adults, and pedestrian safety; how walking can be promoted; and case studies of Vancouver, Vienna, Bogotá, and Seoul.

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