Designing and building healthy places for children

Arthur M. Wendel, Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin
2008 International Journal of Environment and Health  
The design and construction of the built environment have broad implications for the health of children. Healthy places should protect children from injury, pollutants and disease, provide children with a place to be physically active, play and experience nature, and promote a sustainable future. Health promotion can occur at all scales of the built environment, including buildings, communities and global infrastructure. The disabled, poor and other disadvantaged groups may benefit from built
more » ... enefit from built environment improvements. These improvements require partnerships among urban planners, engineers, architects, developers, public health practitioners and communities. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Wendel, A.M., Dannenberg, A.L. and Frumkin, H. (2008) 'Designing and building healthy places for children ', Int. . (2006) 'Exposure-effect relations between aircraft and road traffic noise exposure at school and reading comprehension: the RANCH project',
doi:10.1504/ijenvh.2008.020927 fatcat:i75raicq5zcfnlr6xsbppgkosu