Reconnecting Urban Planning And Public Health

Public health and urban planning emerged with the common goal, but there is little coordination between the fields today.

Although public health and urban planning emerged with the common goal of preventing urban outbreaks of infectious disease, there is little overlap between the fields today. The separation of the fields has contributed to uncoordinated efforts to address the health of urban populations and a general failure to recognize the links between, for example, the built environment and health disparities facing low-income populations and people of color. [Editor's note: the full text of this article is only available with a paid subscription to the American Journal of Public Health, or for $7.00.]

Thanks to Chris Steins

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