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
Rachel Cooper is Professor of Design Management and Policy at the University of Lancaster. Elizabeth Burton is Professor of Sustainable Building Design and Wellbeing and founding director of the Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments research unit at the University of Warwick. Cary L. Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University.
About the Editors ix Contributors xi Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xiii Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xxvii 1 Wellbeing and the Environment: An Overview 1 Rachel Cooper Part 1 Wellbeing and the Neighborhood 21 2 Urban Neighborhoods and Mental Health across the Life Course 23 Erin Gilbert and Sandro Galea 3 The Impact of the Local Social and Physical Local Environment on Wellbeing 51 Anne Ellaway 4 Density and Mental Wellbeing 69 Christopher T. Boyko and Rachel Cooper 5 Neighborhoods and Social Interaction 91 Scott C. Brown and Joanna Lombard 6 Living in the City: Mixed Use and Quality of Life 119 Graeme Evans 7 "We Live Here Too"... What Makes a Child-Friendly Neighborhood? 147 Karen E. Martin and Lisa J. Wood 8 A Step Too Far? Designing Dementia-Friendly Neighborhoods 185 Lynne Mitchell 9 Walkable Neighborhoods: Principles, Measures, and Health Impacts 219 Tim G. Townshend 10 Quality of Urban Spaces and Wellbeing 249 Mags Adams Part 2 Wellbeing and Buildings 271 11 Children and the Physical Environment 273 Lorraine E. Maxwell and Gary W. Evans 12 Wellbeing and the School Environment 301 Andy Jones and Flo Harrison 13 The Built Housing Environment, Wellbeing, and Older People 335 Rachael Dutton 14 Workplace and Wellbeing 373 Jeremy Myerson 15 Linking the Physical Design of Health-Care Environments to Wellbeing Indicators 391 Sarah Payne, Rachel Potter, and Rebecca Cain Part 3 Wellbeing and Green Spaces 419 16 Wellbeing and Green Spaces in Cities 421 William Sullivan 17 Environmental Interaction and Engagement: Supporting Wellbeing 445 Richard Coles Part 4 Wellbeing and the Environment: Other Factors and the Future 499 18 Crime and the Urban Environment: The Implications for Wellbeing 501 Caroline L. Davey and Andrew B. Wootton 19 Transport and Wellbeing 535 Nick Tyler 20 Air Quality and Wellbeing 569 Ben Croxford 21 Implications of Low-Carbon Design of Housing for Health and Wellbeing: A U.K. Case Study 579 Michael Davies, Ian Hamilton, Anna Mavrogianni, Rokia Raslan, and Paul Wilkinson 22 Cobenefits of Insulating Houses: Research Evidence and Policy Implications 607 Philippa Howden-Chapman and Nicholas Preval 23 The Multiple Pathways between Environment and Health 627 Marketta Kytta and Anna Broberg 24 Summary: Wellbeing and the Environmental Implications for Design 653 Rachel Cooper and Elizabeth Burton Index 669
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