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— Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director MS Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-author, "Retrofitting Suburbia"
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— Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
"Making Healthy Places, Second Edition
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— Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods," "Vitamin N", and "The Nature Principle"
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— Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
"This second edition of Making Healthy Places
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— Michael Davies, Professor of Building Physics and Environment, University College London
“If it isn’t required reading for students of all our built environment disciplines, it ought to be. Timely, expansive and inspiring.”
— Lesley Lokko, African Futures Institute
"Imagine if you could invite hundreds of the wisest and most insightful advisors into helping your community address the inter-connected challenges of climate change, inequity, racism and health disparities. Imagine the amazing progress you could make! That’s what Making Healthy Places, Second Edition
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— Diane Regas, President and CEO of the Trust for Public Land
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— Frederick Steiner, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design