Session: Built Environment Institute V. Interactive roundtable discussions on the impact of urban sprawl, neighborhood design, and land use on the public's health
3272.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Built Environment Institute V. Interactive roundtable discussions on the impact of urban sprawl, neighborhood design, and land use on the public's health
A healthy community protects and improves the quality of life for its citizens, promotes healthy behaviors and minimizes hazards for its residents, and preserves the natural environment. Sprawling developments may deter physical activity and increase automobile dependence that contributes to air pollution, car crashes, and pedestrian injuries. In this session, presenters will highlight the evidence on the relationship of community design and physical activity, discuss the relationship of zoning codes to health, review the impact of community design on air pollution, explore the relationship between social equity and community design decisions, and discuss issues faced by developers who are trying to build healthy communities. An interactive discussion will follow each presentation.
Learning Objectives: (1) To understand issues related to measuring and modeling the impact on health of the built environment; (2) To describe other selected issues concerning the impact of the built environment on the public's health; and (3) To identify opportunities and challenges faced by planners and developers in designing and building healthy communities
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Neal L. Rosenblatt, MS, MS-C
Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH
Moderator(s):Neal L. Rosenblatt, MS, MS-C
Part 1 
Table 1Relationship between urban sprawl and physical activity, obesity, and morbidity
Reid Ewing, PhD
Table 2Urban sprawl and obesity risk
Russell P. Lopez, MCRP, DSC
Table 3Urban Sprawl and Chronic Medical and Mental Health Problems
Roland Sturm, PhD, Deborah A. Cohen, MD, MPH
Part 2 
Table 1Documenting Structural Inequalities Between Neighborhoods in New Haven, CT
Khadija Mani, BA, Daniel Eduardo Prince, BS, Julie Hsieh, B, Amy Monique Brown, BA, Sara Fitzgerald, BA
Table 2Impact of Neighborhood Design and School Demographics on Walking and Biking to Elementary School
Mark Braza, MA, Wendy E. Shoemaker, MS, PsyD, Anne Seeley, BA
Table 3Common Ground: Environmental health and livable communities for people who are blind or visually impaired
Elaine G. Gerber, PhD, Corinne E Kirchner, PhD
Table 4Identifying Features of Gardens and Garden Neighborhoods that Promote Physical Activity and Healthful Eating
Jill S. Litt, PhD, John Brett, PhD, Julie A. Marshall, PhD, Michael Buchenau, MLA, Lisa Bardwell, PhD
Part 3 
Table 1Exploring the roles of local public health officials and NACCHO in addressing health impacts related to land use issues
Karen Roof, Valerie N. Rogers, MPH
Table 2Children's Health & the Built Environment; Connecting Environmental Health with Sustainable Development
Renee Louise Robin, JD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Community-Based Public Health Caucus; International Health; Medical Care; Occupational Health and Safety; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Public Health Student Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA