Traci Rose Rider, Ph.D., College of Design, North Carolina State University [email@example.com]
Margaret van Bakergem, MPH, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The built environment has inextricable connections to public health behaviors and outcomes. Evidence of these linkages are notable at small scales, for example, between buildings and occupants, as well as at a global stage, with the climate crisis and associated epidemiological concerns. With a growing emphasis on health at multiple levels across communities, regions, countries, and the globe, there is increased interest in how the built environment can meaningfully contribute to improved health outcomes.
Articles addressing the broad topic of health in the built environment across different theoretical perspectives, epistemologies, and methodological approaches are encouraged. Scales addressed could be from the level of construction details (i.e.: envelope construction and indoor air quality, thermal comfort, etc.) to the building scale (i.e.: design for movement, circadian rhythms, smart buildings, etc.) to the community scale (i.e.: access to areas that promote physical and social activities, etc.). We also welcome studies addressing the different categories of health (physical, mental, emotional, etc.) and across building types. Empirical research, literature reviews, and theoretical arguments, and methodological outlines are all welcome.
06 December 2019. Announcement call for papers
01 April 2020. Deadline for submission of papers
October 2020. Publication of the Special Edition
To be considered for the special edition, select “Special Edition: Health” under “section” in the first phase of the submission process.