Healthy Housing

Authored by: Elena Marco , Sarah Burgess

The Routledge Handbook Of Planning For Health And Well-Being

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023307
eBook ISBN: 9781315728261
Adobe ISBN: 9781317542407


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The importance of good quality housing for health and well-being has been recognised since the nineteenth century (Carmona et al. 2003). While the health outcomes might be different today, the importance of connecting architecture and the built environment to health are just as relevant. Good design can do more for public health than the medical profession (Jencks and Heathcote 2010). While the role of neighbourhood design is critical in supporting good health and well-being, this chapter explores the role of housing and the tools and approaches that can be used to improve design quality of homes.

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