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'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' demonstrates how urban
design and planning impact on public health and sustainable development.
Moughtin et al. explore the concept of what makes a physically and
psychologically 'healthy' environment in the context of the paramount need for
new homes where living standards are not compromised, in increasingly crowded
. Sets out the history and development of the healthy city, from the English
spa town to standards of care in Cuba to provide a context for modern urban
. Covers a wide range of environmental, ecological, health and epidemiological
. Case studies and examples show how health policy and procedure is
practically applied to sustainable urban development.
'Urban Design: Health and the Therapeutic Environment' outlines best practice
for healthy, sustainable urban design and provides a reference tool for
architects, urban designers, landscape architects, health professionals and
Emeritus Professor Cliff Moughtin was Professor of Planning in The Queen's
University Belfast and The University of Nottingham. He is author of a number
of books including the series of five Urban Design titles for Architectural
Kate McMahon Moughtin is a psychotherapist. She is author of Focused Therapy
for Organisations and Individuals. She is interested in how literature and
environmental infl uences contribute to wellbeing.
Paola Signoretta is a human geographer. She is a senior research associate in
the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University. She is
interested in the geographies of health, deprivation and social and financial
* As a new text in the established Urban Design series, Health and the
Therapeutic Environment will allow students and practitioners to expand their
knowledge gained from other series books and follow Moughtin's established
methodology for exploring issues of health and sustainable development.
* UK case material shows how theory of design is put into practice, allowing
readers to apply the principles of urban design to real life examples.
* Theoretical underpinning of urban design practice allows the reader to gain
a complete knowledge base.