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Functional Beauty

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book studies the relationship between function and aesthetic value, breaking with the philosophical tradition of seeing the two as separate. It begins by developing and defending, in a general ... More


The Image of the City

Zayde Antrim

in Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913879
eISBN:
9780199980178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the textual strategy of describing the urban built environment. By engaging the visual imagination, this strategy stimulated the recognition of a “cityscape” distinctive from ... More


Significance of Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues for the need for everyday aesthetics for pragmatic reasons by taking the environmental ramifications of our everyday aesthetic tastes and decisions as an example. We make ... More


What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity?

Tim G. Townshend

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Urban planning — the process by which built environments are shaped and managed — aims to balance social, economic, and environmental concerns and needs. Public health was once central to this ... More


The Religious Significance of Some Built and Natural Environments

Mark R. Wynn

in Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter continues the discussion of Chapter 6, by examining the human significance of a number of built and natural environments, unrelated to pilgrimage practice. Again, the three models of the ... More


Healthy and Accessible Communities

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The community environments within which people live have enormous consequences for their health. This chapter reaches beyond health care settings into communities to explore briefly those attributes ... More


Conclusion

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Given the wholeness of membership that creation itself is, an environmentalism is proposed that does not take us out of nature but places us more responsibly within it. Practical suggestions are ... More


Designing Healthier Built Environments

Pedro Gullón and Gina S. Lovasi

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843496
eISBN:
9780190843533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843496.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The “built environment” is comprised of human-made structures and systems, and aspects include access to and attractiveness of walkable destinations (e.g., retail stores, parks) and community design ... More


Introduction

Rebecca L. Henn and Andrew J. Hoffman

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The Introduction summarizes the topics covered in this book. This book examines recent shifts of building processes in reaction to concerns for environmental sustainability: what has been termed ... More


Political Culture and the Built Environment

Robert Tittler

in The Reformation and the Towns in England: Politics and Political Culture, c.1540-1640

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207184
eISBN:
9780191677540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207184.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the environment in which urban governments carried most of their business: the civic building, and especially the seat ... More


Alienation, Nature, and the Environment

Steven Vogel

in Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A familiar argument claims that we are alienated from nature in that we have lost our connection to it and so try to replace it with a humanized world. But if humans are natural such a replacement is ... More


Towards inclusive built environments for older adults

Atiya Mahmood and Norah Keating

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The built environment, encompassing people's homes and the immediate neighbourhoods and communities that surround the home, represents an important context for older people's inclusion or exclusion. ... More


Shaping everyday life: beyond design

Leonie Kellaher

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society: Innovative approaches

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342638
eISBN:
9781447302582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Lifetime Homes, universal and transgenerational design, along with extra-care housing and assisted living, appear to offer dwelling places sufficiently flexible and adaptable to support the everyday ... More


Age-friendly rural communities

Jacquie Eales, Janice Keefe, and Norah Keating

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the age-friendly communities that can be found in the rural areas in Canada. The first section is on the ‘resources’ approach and the ‘best fit’ approach that are used to ... More


Limits to Places and Spaces for Physical Exercise

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the lack of places and spaces for physical exercise contributes to the problem of obesity. Policies and community/neighborhood infrastructure play a significant role in the ... More


Addressing the Built Environment and Health

Richard J. Jackson

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0039
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Air, water, and food environments profoundly influence health. Yet, many humans spend most of their time in “built environments”: the structures and places designed and built to surround human ... More


Building the Scientific City

Domenic Vitiello

in Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450112
eISBN:
9780801469749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450112.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Sellers family's diverse and often lasting impacts on the metropolitan built environment in the late nineteenth century. It first considers the role played by engineers like ... More


Designing Accessible Health Care Settings

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the design of health care settings that are accessible to persons with physical and sensory disabilities. It starts by reviewing Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. It ... More


Artificial Ecosystems

Tee L. Guidotti

in Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325337
eISBN:
9780190238803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325337.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Artificial ecosystems have some characteristics of natural ecosystems but are created and maintained by human beings. Artificial ecosystems are much simpler than natural ecosystems and are by far the ... More


Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Steven Vogel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental theory would be better off if it eschewed the concept of “nature” entirely. The concept is too ambiguous and potentially politically dangerous, while as McKibben and others have argued, ... More


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