Reinventing Healthy Communities: Implications for Individual and Societal Well-Being by Jerry D. MarxReinventing Healthy Communities: Implications for Individual and Societal Well-Being by Jerry D. Marx

Reinventing Healthy Communities: Implications for Individual and Societal Well-Being

Guest editorJerry D. Marx

Hardcover | October 17, 2016

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Contemporary views of “livable communities” maintain that density and diversity are good for cities. Healthy communities are more pedestrian-friendly and less automobile-centric. Mixed use zoning keeps a flow of people through parks, streets, neighborhoods, and districts, which is good for business, safety, and tourism. Dwellings are human scale and locally-sourced food is more sustainable for the environment and healthier for individuals.

But how should social institutions collaborate with those of the economic and political sectors to maximize community well-being? The United Way partnership model and the growing concern for triple-bottom-line outcomes involving financial, social, and environmental considerations offer a broad perspective on healthy communities.

This special collection, therefore, employs a wide lens to examine multiple factors that characterize healthy communities including inclusiveness, equity, human rights, and mutual assistance. Researchers from various fields including psychiatry, public health, sociology, political science, community planning, economics, kinesiology, and social work present their findings on critical issues impacting the health of communities.

Title:Reinventing Healthy Communities: Implications for Individual and Societal Well-BeingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:230 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.75 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038422622

ISBN - 13:9783038422624


Table of Contents

1) Healthy Communities: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here? 2) Converging Urban Agendas: Toward Healthy and Sustainable Communities3) A Case Study in Organizing for Livable and Sustainable Communities4) A Theory of Agency in Early Childhood Governance5) In Pursuit of Child and Family Well-Being: Initial Steps to Advocacy6) Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities7) Integrated Social Housing and Health Care for Homeless and Marginally-Housed Individuals: A Study of the Housing and Homelessness Steering Committee in Ontario, Canada8) . U.S. Volunteering in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Were African Americans a Significant Factor?9) Intersectoral Mobilization in Child Development: An Outcome Assessment of the Survey of the School Readiness of Montreal Children10) Who Benefits from Public Healthcare Subsidies in Egypt?11) The Effectiveness of Healthy Community Approaches on Positive Health Outcomes in Canada and the United States