781721 JPEXXX10.1177/0739456X18781721Journal of Planning Education and ResearchBook Review book-review2018 Review Journal of Planning Education and Research 1 –2 © The Author(s) 2018 Review Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav jper.sagepub.com Greenberg, Michael R., and Dona Schneider. 2017. Urban Planning and Public Health: A Critical Partnership. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association Press. 271 pp. $65.00 (paperback). ISBN: 978-0-87553-289-9 Reviewed by: Russ Lopez, Boston University DOI: 10.1177/0739456X18781721 Michael Greenberg and Dona Schneider collaborated to The two professions reconnected with each other at the write a critical reference book that outlines the important end of the twentieth century as public health professionals tools that urban planners and public health professionals can became alarmed by a growing obesity epidemic and the real- use to promote healthier, more sustainable communities. ization that most chronic diseases were related to social and Urban Planning and Public Health: A Critical Partnership built environmental factors that much of traditional public represents an essential next step in the maturing field of pub- health had grown to ignore. On the urban planning side, plan- lic health and the built environment. The book does not aim ners, local government administrators, and the general public to persuade anyone that certain built environment types—
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