Transportation and Health provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the many linkages between transport and health, the available tools needed to estimate and evaluate the health impacts of transport, future technologies, the developments that can change the direction and magnitude of the health impacts, and the policy and education issues that can result in better practice and knowledge translation. The book provides valuable information on how and why to take health into consideration in transport planning and policy, showing how to estimate the impacts of transport on health in planning, policymaking, education and workforce development.
- Explores the latest advances on the full spectrum of connections between transport and health
- Offers a "roadmap" on how transport impacts health
- Includes tools for analyzing and estimating the health impacts of transport
- Shows what research and practice gaps need attention
- Includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners and policymakers
Part 1: Setting 1. Introduction 2. Land use, transportation and health
Part 2 Transportation effects on health 3. Road traffic injuries 4. Transportation, air pollution and health 5. Transportation, noise and health 6. Transportation, physical activity and health 7. Transportation and community severance 8. Transportation, climate change and health 9. Transportation justice and health
Part 3 Developments 10. New technologies and health 11. Sharing systems and health 12. Electric bikes and health 13. Active school commuting and health
Part 4 Tools and designs 14. Intervention studies in transport and emerging evidence 15. Health impact assessment of transport 16. The WHO HEAT tool 17. How to design healthy transport systems 18. Community design, street networks and public health
Part 5 Policy, education and workforce development 19. Barriers and enablers to change 20. How to move to healthy policies 21. The role of education, training and workforce development 22. The role of economics and investment appraisal
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen is a Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health and a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is a world-leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and interest in urban and transport planning and health. He has edited three books on exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology and one on urban and transport planning and health, and co-authored more than 350 papers.
Haneen Khreis is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. She researches the health impacts of transport planning and policy. She is experienced in transport planning and engineering, vehicle emissions and air quality monitoring and modelling, exposure assessment, reviews and meta-analyses, health impact and burden of disease assessment, policy options generation, cross-disciplinary collaboration and the science-policy link in transport and health.