EH 807

Class 1. Introduction to course and syllabus

1. Robert Bullard, September 1996. Environmental Justice: It’s More Than Waste Facility Siting. Social Science Quarterly. University of Texas Press. Volume 77, Number 3, Pages 493-499

2. Molly O’Meara, June 1999. Reinventing Cities for People and the Planet. Worldwatch Paper 147. Worldwatch Institute. Washington, DC

Class 2a. Trends in US Urbanization and cities in the new millennium

3. Douglas Massey, November 1996. The Age of Extremes: Concentrated Affluence and Poverty in the Twenty-First Century. Demography. Population Association of America. Volume 33, Number 4, Pages 395-412

4. Anthony Vidler. A City Transformed: Designing ‘Defensible Space’ New York Times September 23, 2001 p. wk 6.

Class 2b. Geographic Information Systems

5. Gern, Lamanske, Busse, Jul/Aug 1999. Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Mapping the Future. Public Health Reports. Oxford University Press. Volume114, Pages 359-373

Class 3. Racial segregation and health

6. Nancy Denton, 1999. Half Empty or Half Full: Segregation and Segregated Neighborhoods 30 Years after the Fair Housing Act. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research. US Department of Housing and Urban Development – Office of Policy Development and Research. Volume 4, Number 3, Pages 107-122

7. Anthony Polednak, 1996. Segregation, Discrimination and Mortality in US Blacks. Ethnicity and Disease. International Society on Hypertension in Blacks. Volume 6, Number 1-2, Pages 99-108

Class 4. Income inequality and health

8. Kaplan, Pamuk, Lynch, Cohen Balfour. Inequality in income and mortality in the United States: analysis of mortality and potential pathways. BMJ 1996 Apr 20; 312(7037):999-1003

9. Dennis Rafael. Health inequities in the U.S: Prospects and Solutions Journal of Public Health Policy 2000 21(4):394-426

Class 5. Poor housing and poor health

10. Thomas Matte, David Jacobs. Housing and Health – Current Issues and Implications for Research and Programs. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Vol. 77, No. 1, March 2000, pp. 7-25.

11. H. Patricia Hynes, Doug Brugge, Julie Watts, Jody Lally. 2000. Public Health and Physical Environment in Boston Public Housing: A Community-based Survey and Action Agenda, Journal of Planning, Practice, and Research, Vol 15, Nos.1/2, pp.31-49.

Class 6. The epidemic of asthma in inner cities

12. Institute of Medicine, 2000. Executive Summary and Chapter 1, “Major Issues in Understanding Asthma.”, Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures, Washington D.C.: the National Academy Press.

Class 7. Lead pollution and poisoning

13. Matthew Dumont. Lead, Mental Health, and Social Action: A View from the Bridge. Public Health Reports. Association of Schools of Public Health. November/December 2000. Vol. 115, pp. 505-510

14. Philip Landrigan. Pediatric Lead Poisoning: Is There a Threshold? Public Health Reports. Association of Schools of Public Health. November/December 2000. Vol. 115, pp. 530-531

15. Bruce Lanphear, Kim Dietrich, Peggy Auinger, Christopher Cox. Cognitive Deficits Associated with Blood Lead Concentrations <10 µg/dl in US Children and Adolescents. Public Health Reports. Association of Schools of Public Health. November/December 2000. Vol. 115, pp. 521-529

16. Hynes, Maxfield, Carroll and Hillger. Dorchester lead-safe yard project: A pilot program to demonstrate low-cost, on-site techniques to reduce exposure to lead-contaminated soil. Journal of Urban Health March 2001 78(1):199-209

Class 8. Affordable housing

17. The Center for Urban and Regional Policy. A New Paradigm for Housing in Greater Boston. Northeastern University. Executive Summary. Revised Edition February 2001. Pages i - ix

18. Rachel Bratt. The real story on housing. The Boston Globe September 16, 2002. Page A15

Class 9. Sprawl, health and the environment

19. Russ Lopez and H. Patricia Hynes. Sprawl in the 1990s: Measurement, Distribution and Trends (To be published in Urban Affairs Review January 2003)

20. Neil Peirce. Fight Fat with Well-Planned Communities. The Charlotte Observer. April 28. 2001

21. Russ Lopez. Sprawl and Obesity (To be published in American Journal of Public Health – July 2003)

Class 10. Vacant Land, Community Gardens

22. H. Patricia Hynes and Genevieve Howe. Urban horticulture in the contemporary United States: Personal and community benefits. Submitted for Publication to Acta Horticulturae, September 2002

23. Growing up in the Inner City. Green Spaces as Places to Grow. Taylor, Wiley, Kuo, Sullivan. Environment and Behavior. Vol 30. No 1. January 1998; 3-27. Sage Publications

Class 12. Transportation, the environment and social justice

24. Beverly Wright. New Orleans neighborhoods under siege. In Just Transportation: Dismantling race and class barriers to mobility. Edited by Robert Bullard and Glenn Johnson. 1997 New Society Publishers Stony Creek, CT.

Class 13. EJ Tour of Dudley Street Neighborhood

25. Peter Medoff and Holly Sklar. 1996. “Remembering” Streets of Hope, Boston: South End Press, pp.7-35.

26. Holly Sklar. 2002 Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative: Building on Success, 1984-2002. The Waitt Family Foundation