This book examines wayfinding from a broad public health perspective and articulates what needs to be done to create better wayfinding for all people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Addressing both science and the human experience, the book brings together a group of international experts to examine community wayfinding from a variety of viewpoints. It first presents a critical foundation for understanding wayfinding from an individual perspective. Next, it describes relevant design principles and practices by drawing upon architecture, environmental graphic design, universal design (UD), and urban planning. The book then goes on to examine wayfinding tools and innovative technologies ranging from maps to apps to complex systems. In addition, coverage includes case studies, lessons from wayfinding improvement initiatives, and recommendations for future research, practice, and policy. Overall, the book focuses on the economic and commercial benefits of good wayfinding, its potential impact on the health of individuals and communities, as well as strategies for the journey ahead. It will appeal to numerous professionals across many disciplines from architecture and cartography to public health and urban planning. Additionally, the book can help advance a dialogue among those interested in enhancing the livability of their communities. Rebecca H. Hunter, MEd has over 25 years of experience in research, teaching and community service roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently affiliated with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, her expertise falls largely into the categories of mobility, aging and the built environment. Most recently, she led a series of initiatives pertaining to community wayfinding to articulate the relationship between public health and wayfinding and to develop a blueprint for research, practice and policy. She has also actively engaged in research translation and dissemination, collaborating with practitioners, policy makers and researchers in diverse fields such as planning, transportation, architecture, universal design, aging services, engineering, healthcare and public health. Lynda A. Anderson, PhD, has worked in the field of aging and public health for over 30 years. She retired from federal service in 2015 having worked at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 23 years, 10 years as the Director for Healthy Aging. She has more than 150 publications and is a co-author on the book, Public Health for an Aging Society (2012). Lynda has a long-time passion for gardening and designing gardens using native plants. She is currently engaged in volunteer efforts to help promote cognitive and physical health through community gardening and environmental activities including wayfinding. Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging, School of Nursing and Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, and an investigator with the Health Promotion Research Center at University of Washington, Seattle. She has a sustained record of scholarship related to the dissemination of evidence- and community-based health promotion programs and development and implementation of a research and translation agenda on the public health aspects of healthy aging. Her particular interests lie at the intersection of increasing older adults physical activity and improving access to and safety of the built environments in which they are active.
This book examines how gay place-making challenged the juggernaut of neoliberal urbanization in the Malate district of Manila. In this ethnography, Collins explores the creation of place, characterized by neighborhood renewal, gay community and entrepreneurialism, and informal gay sexual labor. Malate teaches us that the power of sexual community to sustain a transgressive, inclusive, gay neighborhood is circumscribed and fleeting, and that urban livability, justice, and freedom must be pursued through organized grassroots political projects if the magic of Malate is to be revived for all its residents. Dana Collins is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton, USA. She is co-editor of New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights , and she has published widely on her research in Manila. Her future research lies in the areas of crisis studies and food justice in the Philippines.
The leading industry associations handbook for going green in the kitchen and bath Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the National Kitchen and Bath Associations complete guide to greening these important rooms. The first book to focus exclusively on kitchen and bath sustainability, this full color guide covers every consideration for both remodels and new construction, making it a handy reference for any kitchen and bath professional. Case studies of award-winning projects demonstrate how space, budget, and sustainability can come together to create beautiful, functional, efficient rooms, and illustrations throughout provide visual examples of the techniques discussed. The book includes information on greening ones practice for the clients benefit, plus an appendix of additional resources and instructional materials for classroom use. Outside of general heating and cooling, kitchen appliances use the bulk of a households energy. Kitchens and baths together use an average of 300 gallons of water per day for a family of four, and both rooms are high-use areas that require good air quality. Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design provides a handbook to designing these rooms for sustainability, without sacrificing comfort or livability. With comprehensive guidance on approaching these rooms sustainably, readers will: Communicate better with builders, clients, and potential clients Understand technical considerations, and the criteria that make a design green Conduct a full design analysis, including life cycle costing and efficiency Learn the ratings systems and standards in play in the green kitchen and bath The biggest elements of sustainable interior design—energy efficiency, water use, and materials selection—are all major players in the kitchen and bath. Clients are increasingly demanding attention to sustainability issues, and designers must be up to date on the latest guidelines, best practices, and technology. Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the complete technical and practical guide to green design for the kitchen and bath professional. Amanda Davis, NCIDQ is Chair of the Interior Design Department at Portland Community College, and a practicing interior designer in Portland, Oregon. Robin Rigby Fisher, CMKBD, CAPS is an instructor at Portland Community College, and principal of Robin Rigby Fisher Design. Robin also lives in Portland, Oregon.