Readings for Planning Education

Textbooks commonly used in the courses are Urban Sprawl and Public Health by H Frumkin, L Frank and R. Jackson; Neighborhoods and Health by I Kawachi and L Berkman; Integrating Planning and Public Health by M Morris, R Duncan, K Hannaford,; Making Healthy Places by Andrew Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin and Richard J. Jackson, and Designing Healthy Communities by Richard J. Jackson with Stacy Sinclair.

In addition, instructors drew journal readings most frequently from the public health field (American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Urban Health) and from planning related publications and organizations (Cities, Transportation Research Board). Public health journals were drawn on more than planning-related publications because public health journals have published the majority of research in this area and supported special issues on this topic; planning-related journals have begun to do so recently. These readings spanned a variety of topics from the history of the two disciplines, transportation planning and safety to health care policy. The readings also included overview and commentary articles, theory papers and technical research reports.

Commonly Required Texts

 Additional Texts on Specific Skills or Targeted Topics


Articles and Proceedings

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