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Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments Hardcover – 1 Apr 2019

ISBN-13: 978-1138696365 ISBN-10: 1138696366 Edition: 1st

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"Planning Australia’s Healthy Built Environments is an absorbing examination of the impacts of urban planning on the physical and mental health of the Australian people. This exceptionally readable book furthers understanding of the role urban planning plays in creating a healthy built environment and will inspire practitioners, educators and policy makers." -Norma Shankie-Williams MPIA, MRTPI, Chair, NSW Healthy Planning Expert Working Group, Australia

"This book has a marvellous clarity of structure and language. It places health (local and global) at the heart of the planning of the built environment, challenging politicians, developers and professionals to recognise the urgent need for change. The argument for a more equitable environment is crystal clear. The evidence, expressed with cool objectivity, irrefutable." -Hugh Barton, Emeritus Professor of Planning, Health and Sustainability, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England, Bristol

About the Author

Jennifer L. Kent is a Research Fellow in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Jennifer’s research interests are at the intersections between urban planning, transport and health. She publishes regularly in high-ranking scholarly journals, and her work is used to inform policy in Australia. Prior to commencing a career in academia, she worked as a planner both for government and as a consultant.

Susan Thompson is Professor of Planning in the Faculty of the Built Environment at The University of New South Wales. Susan’s academic career encompasses research and teaching in social and cultural planning, qualitative research methodologies and healthy built environments. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to urban planning in Australia, including the Sidney Luker Memorial Medal in 2015 and the Australian Urban Research Medal in 2017.


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