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Walking : connecting sustainable transport with health

Author: Ding Ding; Klaus Gebel; Corinne Mulley
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017.
Series: Transport and sustainability, volume 9
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book features a multidisciplinary focus on walking as a mode in the context of transportation, urban planning and health. Breaking down the silos, this book presents a multidisciplinary focus bringing together research from transport, public health and planning to show linkages and the variation in experience around the world.
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ding Ding; Klaus Gebel; Corinne Mulley
ISBN: 1787146278 9781787146273
OCLC Number: 1139220278
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Contents: Front Cover; Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction; References; Section 1: Walking: Its Prevalence, Its Benefits and Its Variety; Chapter 2 Measurement of Walking; Preamble; A Taxonomy of Walking; Walking Assessment Methods, Issues in Operationalisation of Walking Measures and Measurement Properties; Indirect Objective Methods for Assessing Walking Behaviour; Direct Subjective Methods of Walking Assessment All-cause Mortality and WalkingWalking and Specific Diseases; What About the Risks of Walking?; Future Research Directions; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5 Economic Value of Walking; Introduction; Current Practices; Walkability Economic Impacts; Defining and Measuring Economic Impacts; Impacts from Improved Walkability; Improved Pedestrian Convenience, Safety, and Comfort; Basic Mobility; Property Value and Business Activity; Facility Costs; Benefits Arising from Increased Walking Activity; User Enjoyment; Improved Public Fitness and Health Community Cohesion and Increased SecurityBenefits Created by Automobile Travel Reductions; Reduced Traffic and Parking Congestion; Road and Parking Facility Cost Savings; Consumer Savings and Affordability; Reduced Chauffeuring Burdens; Reduced Crash Risk; Energy Conservation; Pollution Reductions; Additional Travel Time; More Compact Communities; Openspace Preservation; Improved Accessibility; Efficient Public Infrastructure and Services; Economic Development; Conclusions; References; Chapter 6 Walking to and from School; Prelude; Section I: Background of the Canadian STP Model Diaries for Walking Assessment --
The Use of Transportation and Time Use Diaries to Assess Walking BehaviourObservational Methods; Combined Methods to Strengthen Walking Measurement; Issues Related to Walking Measurement in Free-Living Conditions; Emerging Research Areas in Physical Activity and Walking Measurement; Conclusion: Unified Measures for Health Research, Surveillance and Interventions; References; Chapter 3 Understanding the Determinants of Walking as the Basis for Social Marketing Public Health Messaging; Introduction; Literature Context; The Case Study of Sydney, NSW, Australia How Much Do Sydneysiders Walk per Day?Modelling Walking Time; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 The Health Benefits of Walking; Introduction; What Is Walking?; The History of Research Related to the Health Benefits of Walking; Physical Health Benefits of Walking; Body Composition; Cardiovascular Fitness; Blood Pressure; Vascular Function; Blood Lipids; Haemostatic, Inflammatory and Immune Function Markers; Glucose Metabolism; Musculoskeletal; Mental Health Benefits of Walking; Could Walking Be a Treatment for Depression and Other Mental Health Problems?; Avoidance of Mortality and Morbidity
Series Title: Transport and sustainability, volume 9
Responsibility: edited by Corinne Mulley, Klaus Gebel, Ding Ding.

Abstract:

This book features a multidisciplinary focus on walking as a mode in the context of transportation, urban planning and health. Breaking down the silos, this book presents a multidisciplinary focus bringing together research from transport, public health and planning to show linkages and the variation in experience around the world.

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