The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation

This report describes 11 projects in predominantly low income neighborhoods where local citizens mobilized private and public resources to alter their physical environments in ways that would improve the quality of life and health for their residents. Some of these changes include transforming vacant lots into community gardens, building a jogging path around a cemetery, creating beautiful murals on walls that once displayed graffiti, and reducing the number of liquor stores prevalent. As a consequence of many of the projects, the amount of walking and bicycling that the citizens engaged in increased noticeably.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Prevention Institute

    265 29th Street
    Oakland, CA  United States  94611
  • Authors:
    • Parks, Lisa Fujie
    • Silver, Michele
    • Fernandes, Sabrina
    • Cohen, Larry
    • Mikkelsen, Leslie
    • Aboelata, Manal J
  • Publication Date: 2004-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 63p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2005 2:06PM