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Creating healthy neighbourhoods: Evidence-based planning and design strategies, by Ann Forsyth, Emily Salomon and Laura Smead, Chicago, Illinois, American Planning Association, 2017, 250 pp., $24.95 (Paperback), ISBN 978-1-61190-191-7: Book Review
journal contributionposted on 23.06.2021, 02:41 authored by Vivian RomeroVivian Romero
I believe urban and town planners are inherently practitioners of health. The 1848 Public Health Act entwined the fields when planning strategies were enacted to ameliorate sanitary health issues (Sarkar et al. 2014). To date, there are many texts that make eloquent evidence-based cases for planning for health (e.g. Frumkin et al. 2004, Barton and Tsourou 2013, Sarkar et al. 2014). Therefore, the question is not should we plan and design for health but how do we do so? In Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods: Evidence -based planning and design strategies, Forsyth et al. (2017) focus on providing urban planners with a procedural text aimed at addressing this question.