Urban Health Global Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0470422068

ISBN-13: 9780470422069

Edition: 2011

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In clear and concise terms a distinguished list of contributors offer an introduction to the most critical issues in global and urban health. It reviews key themes with illustrative examples and cases, and contains the most current evidence. It links social determinants and urban life in developed and developing countries. It also contains assessment of primary determinants of well-being in cities: social and built environments, diet, and health care and social services. Also covered are topics on history of public health in cities, the impact of urban sprawl and urban renewal, and the common challenges.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The New York Academy of Medicine
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Editors
The Contributors
Global Urban Health
Urban Health in a Global Perspective
Megatrends
Globalization
The Demographics of Urbanization in Poor Countries
Migration, Health Systems, and Urbanization
Global Climate Change and Cities
City Case Studies
Immigrant Health in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Age-Friendly New York City
The Dual Burden of Infectious and Chronic Disease Risk in Cities
Global Infectious Diseases and Urbanization
Confronting the New Epidemics in Our Cities
City Case Studies
Chronic Disease Care in Nairobi's Urban Informal Settlements
Urban Health Risks Associated with Crime, Disaster, and Terrorism
Crime, Violence, Public Health, and Urban Life
A Global Perspective on Disasters and Their Consequences in the Urban Environment
Urban Terrorism
City Case Studies
The Culture of Peace Against Violence in Zagreb
Urban Health Systems
Urban Health Services and Health Systems Reform
Information Flow and Integrated e-Health Systems
City Case Studies
Governance for Health in London: Utilizing the Health Impact Assessment
Urban Infrastructure and Health
Provision of Water and Sanitation Services
Urban Transportation
Informal Settlements: In Search of a Home in the City
Urban Air Quality
Urban Planning and Aesthetics
Optimizing Health in Cities
Healthy Urban Governance
Global Business at the Local Level
Citizen Action for Urban Poverty Reduction in Low- and Middle-Income Nations
Healthy Cities: Lessons Learned
City Case Studies
The Healthy City Program in Shanghai
Urban Health and Governance Model in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Future of Urban Health
Improving Population Health in a Rapidly Urbanizing World
Future Directions
Notes
Index
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