Climate and Health in Cities: A Challenge for the Built Environment

N C Med J. Sep-Oct 2020;81(5):331-337. doi: 10.18043/ncm.81.5.331.


The built environment is an important contributor to both climate change and public health. Transportation, land use, and buildings are three factors significantly impacting environmental and human health in urban areas. Health and built environment experts should actively collaborate to both cool cities and increase positive health outcomes.