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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume II, Wellbeing and the Environment

Book Description

Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, this volume examines the ways in which the built environment can affect and enhance the wellbeing of society.

  • Explores the effects of environment on wellbeing and provides insight and guidance for designing, creating, or providing environments that improve wellbeing

  • Looks at the social and health issues surrounding sustainable energy and sustainable communities, and how those connect to concepts of wellbeing

  • Brings the evidence base for environmental wellbeing into one volume from across disciplines including urban planning, psychology, sociology, healthcare, architecture, and more

  • Part of the six-volume set Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research on wellbeing from across the social sciences

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. About the Editors
    6. Contributors
    7. Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
    8. Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide
      1. The Volumes in the Series
      2. References
    9. 1: Wellbeing and the Environment
      1. Birth and Childhood
      2. Adulthood
      3. Older Age
      4. Across the Life Course
      5. Future Planning for Sustainable and Low-Carbon Living
      6. References
    10. Part 1: Wellbeing and the Neighborhood
      1. 2: Urban Neighborhoods and Mental Health across the Life Course
        1. Review of Urban Exposures
        2. Mechanisms
        3. Case Study
        4. Implications for Future Research and Prevention Efforts
        5. References
      2. 3: The Impact of the Local Social and Physical Local Environment on Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Study Design and Methods
        3. Health Outcomes
        4. Associations between Neighborhood Measures and Wellbeing
        5. Discussion
        6. Acknowledgments
        7. References
      3. 4: Density and Mental Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Definitions
        3. Intensity as Temporary Density
        4. Research about the Relationships between Density, Crowding, and Mental Illbeing/Wellbeing
        5. Conclusions
        6. References
      4. 5: Neighborhoods and Social Interaction
        1. Introduction
        2. Early Observations
        3. Essential Elements
        4. Social Interaction and Health
        5. Community-Level Social Interactions and Health
        6. Research-Validated Neighborhood Characteristics
        7. Neighborhood Pedestrian Activity, Social Interactions, and Health
        8. Conclusions
        9. References
      5. 6: Living in the City
        1. Introduction
        2. Conceptualizing Mixed Use
        3. Practicing Mixed Use
        4. Clerkenwell: Mixed-Use “Urban Village”
        5. Community Safety
        6. Conclusion
        7. References
      6. 7: “We Live Here Too”… What Makes a Child-Friendly Neighborhood?
        1. Introduction
        2. Walkable Neighborhoods
        3. Neighborhood Aesthetics
        4. Contact with Nature
        5. Places to Go, Things to Do
        6. Places to Play
        7. “Not Just For Little Kids”
        8. To Feel and Be Safe
        9. Sense of Community
        10. Consulting with Children
        11. Conclusion
        12. References
      7. 8: A Step Too Far? Designing Dementia-Friendly Neighborhoods
        1. Introduction
        2. The Importance of Dementia-Friendly Neighborhoods
        3. Moving Toward Dementia-Friendly Neighborhoods
        4. Designing Dementia-Friendly Neighborhoods
        5. Key Design Features for New Developments or Neighborhoods
        6. Key Design Features for Improving Existing Neighborhoods
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
      8. 9: Walkable Neighborhoods
        1. Introduction
        2. What are Walkable Neighborhoods?
        3. Components of Walkability and Increased Walking
        4. Capturing and Measuring Walkable Neighborhoods
        5. Evidence of Health Benefits of Walkable Communities
        6. Self-Selection and the Acceptability of Walkable Neighborhoods
        7. Conclusion
        8. References
      9. 10: Quality of Urban Spaces and Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Quality and Urban Spaces
        3. Sensory Urbanism
        4. Wellbeing and the Urban Environment
        5. Researching Sensory Relationships
        6. People's Experience of Urban Spaces, Quality of Life, and Wellbeing
        7. Holistic Experience
        8. Designing Urban Spaces for Wellbeing
        9. References
    11. Part 2: Wellbeing and Buildings
      1. 11: Children and the Physical Environment
        1. Introduction
        2. Crowding
        3. Privacy
        4. Noise
        5. Housing
        6. Underlying Mechanisms
        7. Parenting
        8. Summary of Consequences
        9. Future Issues and Research
        10. References
      2. 12: Wellbeing and the School Environment
        1. Introduction
        2. Measurement of Wellbeing at School
        3. The School Environment, Bullying, and Mental Health
        4. Accidents in the School Environment
        5. The School and Children's Weight Status
        6. The School Neighborhood as a Physical Activity Environment
        7. The School Neighborhood as a Food Environment
        8. The Role of School Grounds and Design in Facilitating Physical Activity
        9. School Facilities for Physically Active Children
        10. The Role of the School in Food Provision
        11. Concluding Comments: Building Schools to Maximize Wellbeing
        12. References
      3. 13: The Built Housing Environment, Wellbeing, and Older People
        1. Introduction
        2. The Importance of Older People
        3. Wellbeing in Relation to Housing
        4. The Importance of the Built Housing Environment
        5. Types of Places Where Older People Live
        6. Learning Common to the Design of Specialist Housing
        7. Aspects of the Built Housing Environment that Impact on Wellbeing
        8. Condition of Housing
        9. Common Design-Related Elements Affecting Health and Wellbeing
        10. Maximizing the Ability of Housing to Meet Needs as We Age
        11. Approaches to Enabling Aging in Place
        12. Summary
        13. References
      4. 14: Workplace and Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Three Levels of Comfort
        3. A Short History of Discomfort
        4. Work as a Social Activity
        5. A Welcoming Workplace?
        6. Limits of Lean Working
        7. Learning from the Theater
        8. Choice and Control
        9. Social Sustainability
        10. References
      5. 15: Linking the Physical Design of Health-Care Environments to Wellbeing Indicators
        1. Introduction
        2. Personal Wellbeing
        3. Social Wellbeing
        4. Conclusion
        5. References
    12. Part 3: Wellbeing and Green Spaces
      1. 16: Wellbeing and Green Spaces in Cities
        1. How Might Places Impact Psychological Wellbeing?
        2. Three Pathways to Wellbeing
        3. Do Green Spaces Help People Pay Attention?
        4. Do Green Spaces Help Reduce Stress?
        5. Do Green Spaces Help Increase Social Ties Among Neighbors?
        6. Summary
        7. Nature at Every Doorstep
        8. References
      2. 17: Environmental Interaction and Engagement
        1. Introduction
        2. The Biophysical Environment
        3. Theories Relating to the Positivity of Environmental Interaction
        4. Cultural Associations and the Importance of Experience
        5. Sensory Engagement
        6. Case Study 1: The Sound Quality of the Urban Environment
        7. Nature's Constants
        8. Case Study 2: The Role of Street Trees in Forming a Supportive Residential Environment
        9. Case Study 3: Redditch New Town
        10. Wellbeing Loops and Performativity
        11. Case Study 4: Wellbeing Walks
        12. Concluding Remarks
        13. References
    13. Part 4: Wellbeing and the Environment: Other Factors and the Future
      1. 18: Crime and the Urban Environment
        1. Introduction
        2. Crime and Wellbeing
        3. Understanding Crime and the Urban Environment
        4. Tackling Crime through Design, Planning, and Management
        5. Evidence of Reductions in Crime
        6. Concerns about Levels of Insecurity
        7. Tackling Insecurity through Design, Planning, and Management
        8. Engaging Young People in Design and Planning
        9. Antisocial Behavior and Insecurity in England and Wales
        10. The Politics of Security in the United Kingdom
        11. Critical Review of the Measures: Antisocial Behavior and Insecurity
        12. An Alternative Model of Fear of Crime: the Insecurity Lifecycle
        13. Conclusion
        14. References
        15. Websites
      2. 19: Transport and Wellbeing
        1. What is Wellbeing?
        2. What Does Transport Do For Us?
        3. Outcome-Based Decision Making
        4. How do we Determine the Desired Outcome, Success Factors, and Limitations?
        5. Using Multicriteria Analysis
        6. Mobility and Wellbeing
        7. The Hierarchy of Mobility
        8. Accessibility
        9. The RED Strategy
        10. Adaptive Accessibility Systems
        11. Strategies for Improving Accessibility
        12. References
      3. 20: Air Quality and Wellbeing
        1. Introduction
        2. Individual Pollutants
        3. Exposure to Pollutants
        4. Policy Actions to Reduce Effects of Air Quality on Wellbeing
        5. Reducing Exposure
        6. Discussion
        7. References
      4. 21: Implications of Low-Carbon Design of Housing for Health and Wellbeing
        1. The United Kingdom
        2. Low-Carbon Housing
        3. New Homes
        4. Refurbishment of Existing Homes
        5. Implications for the Indoor Environment
        6. Impacts on health
        7. Discussion
        8. References
      5. 22: Cobenefits of Insulating Houses
        1. Introduction
        2. Review of Evidence about Impacts of Insulation
        3. The Housing, Insulation and Health Study
        4. Generalizing from a Community Trial to the General Population
        5. Fuel Poverty
        6. The Housing, Heating and Health Study
        7. Additional Cobenefits of Home Insulation
        8. Possible Health Costs from Insulating Houses
        9. Further Research
        10. Policy Implications of Insulating Homes
        11. Conclusion
        12. References
      6. 23: The Multiple Pathways between Environment and Health
        1. Background
        2. The Intriguing Paths of Environmental Health Research
        3. Towards a More Integrated Understanding of Environmental Health
        4. Place-Based, Context-Sensitive Strategy for Environmental Health Promotion Research
        5. Two Examples of Complex Health-Promoting Processes of Urban Settings
        6. Conclusion: The Integrated View of Health Promotion Applied to Urban Planning
        7. References
      7. 24: Summary
        1. Neighborhoods
        2. Green Spaces
        3. Buildings
        4. Global Context
        5. The Way Ahead
    14. Index