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Urban health : global perspectives /
David Vlahov ... [et al.], editors ; foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass/Wiley, c2010.
description
xxviii, 500 p.
ISBN
0470422068 (cloth), 9780470422069 (cloth)
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass/Wiley, c2010.
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0470422068 (cloth)
9780470422069 (cloth)
contents note
16. Information Flow and Integrated e-Health Systems (Veronica Olazabal, Ticia Gerber, Beatriz de Faria Leao, Claudio Giulliano da Costa, Karl Brown, and Ariel Pablos-Me;ndez). -- City Case Studies. -- 17. Governance for Health in London: Utilizing the Health Impact Assessment (Sue Atkinson). -- PART SIX URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND HEALTH. -- 18. Provision of Water and Sanitation Services (Jonathan Parkinson, Martin Mulenga, and Gordon McGranahan). -- 19. Urban Transportation (Rae Zimmerman and Carlos E. Restrepo). -- 20. Informal Settlements: In Search of a Home in the City (Vanessa Watson). -- 21. Urban Air Quality (Jonathan M. Samet). -- 22. Urban Planning and Aesthetics (Carola Hein, Kalala Ngalamulume, and Kevin J. Robinson). -- PART SEVEN: OPTIMIZING HEALTH IN CITIES. -- 23. Healthy Urban Governance (Scott Burris and Danielle Ompad). -- 24. Global Business at the Local Level (Nicholas Freudenberg). -- 25. Citizen Action for Urban Poverty Reduction in Low- and Middle-Income Nations (David Satterthwaite). -- 26. Healthy Cities: Lessons Learned (Agis Tsouros and Geoff Green). -- City Case Studies. -- 27. The Healthy City Program in Shanghai (Fu Hua). -- 28. Urban Health and Governance Model in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa, Ana Luiza Nabuco, Ame;lia Augusta de Lima Friche, and Fernando Augusto Proietti). -- PART EIGHT THE FUTURE OF URBAN HEALTH. -- 29. Improving Population Health in a Rapidly Urbanizing World (Nicole Volavka-Close and Elliott D. Sclar). -- 30. Future Directions (Jacob Kumaresan). -- Notes. -- Index.
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments. -- The New York Academy of Medicine. -- Foreword (Michael R. Bloomberg). -- Preface (David Vlahov). -- Introduction (Margaret Chan). -- The Editors. -- The Contributors. -- PART ONE GLOBAL URBAN HEALTH. -- 1. Urban Health in a Global Perspective (David Vlahov and Jo Ivey Boufford). -- PART TWO MEGATRENDS. -- 2. Globalization (Ted Schrecker and Ronald Labonte;). -- 3. The Demographics of Urbanization in Poor Countries (Mark R. Montgomery). -- 4. Migration, Health Systems, and Urbanization (Ndioro Ndiaye, Manuel Carbhallo, and Rougui Ndiaye-Coi;c). -- 5. Global Climate Change and Cities (Tord Kjellstrom and Patricia Monge). -- City Case Studies. -- 6. Immigrant Health in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Arnoud P. Verhoeff and Roel A. Coutinho). -- 7. Age-Friendly New York City (Ruth Finkelstein and Julie Netherland). -- PART THREE THE DUAL BURDEN OF INFECTIOUS AND CHRONIC DISEASE RISK IN CITIES. -- 8. Global Infectious Diseases and Urbanization (Thomas C. Quinn and John G. Bartlett). -- 9. Confronting the New Epidemics in Our Cities (Stephen Leeder, Angela Beaton, Cathie Hull, Ruth Colagiuri, and Michael Ward.) -- City Case Studies. -- 10. Chronic Disease Care in Nairobi's Urban Informal Settlements (Catherine Kyobutungi and Alex Ezeh). -- PART FOUR URBAN HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CRIME, DISASTER, AND TERRORISM. -- 11. Crime, Violence, Public Health, and Urban Life (Richard H. Schneider). -- 12. A Global Perspective on Disasters and Their Consequences in the Urban Environment (Maria Steenland, Godfrey Mbaruku, and Sandro Galea). -- 13. Urban Terrorism (Robert J. Bunker and Pamela L. Bunker). -- City Case Studies. -- 14. The Culture of Peace Against Violence in Zagreb (Stipe Oreskovic). -- PART FIVE URBAN HEALTH SYSTEMS. -- 15. Urban Health Services and Health Systems Reform (Julio Frenk and Octavio Gómez-Dantes). --
abstract
"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"--Provided by publisher.
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7360224
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In the twentieth century, the urban settings of the wealthy nations were largely associated with opportunity, accumulation of wealth, and better health than their rural counterparts. In the twenty-first century, demographic changes, globalization, and climate change are having important health consequences on wealthy nations and especially on low- and middle-income countries. The increasing concentration of poverty and significant inequalities between urban neighborhoods and the physical and social environments in cities are important determinants of population health. In this important new book, experts identify the priority problems and outline solutions that can generate and sustain healthy urban environments. Foreword by Michael H. Bloomberg Contributors include: Sue Atkinson, John G. Bartlett, Angela Beaton, Karl Brown, Pamela Ligouri Bunker, Robert J. Bunker, Scott Burris, Waleska Teixeira Caiffa, Roel A. Coutinho, Manuel Carballo, Ruth Colagiuri, Beatriz de Faria Leao, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche, Alex Ezeh, Geoff Green, Claudio Giulliano da Costa Octavio Gómez-Dantés, Ruth Finkelstein, Julio Frenk, Nicholas Freudenberg, Fu Hua, Sandro Galea, Ticia Gerber, Carola Hein, Catherine Hull, Tord Kjellstrom, Jacob Kumaresan, Catherine Ronald Labonté, Stephen Leeder, Godfrey Mbarauku, Gordon McGranahan, Patricia Monge, Mark R. Montgomery, Martin Mulenga, Ana Luiza Nabuco, Julie Netherland, Ndioro Ndiaye, Rougui Ndiaye-Coïc, Kalala Ngalamulume, Danielle Ompad, Stipe Oreskovic, Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Jonathan Parkinson, Fernando Augusto Proietti, Thomas C. Quinn, Carlos E. Restrepo, Kevin J. Robinson, Jonathan M. Samet, David Satterthwaite, Richard H. Schneider, Ted Schrecker, Elliott Sclar, Maria Steenland, Agis Tsouros, Arnoud P. Verhoeff, Nicole Volavka-Close, Michael Ward, Vanessa Watson, Rae Zimmerman.
Bowker Data Service Summary
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.
Long Description
In the twentieth century, the urban settings of the wealthy nations were largely associated with opportunity, accumulation of wealth, and better health than their rural counterparts. In the twenty-first century, demographic changes, globalization, and climate change are having important health consequences on wealthy nations and especially on low- and middle-income countries. The increasing concentration of poverty and significant inequalities between urban neighborhoods and the physical and social environments in cities are important determinants of population health. In this important new book, experts identify the priority problems and outline solutions that can generate and sustain healthy urban environments.Foreword by Michael H. BloombergContributors include:Sue Atkinson, John G. Bartlett, Angela Beaton, Karl Brown, Pamela Ligouri Bunker, Robert J. Bunker, Scott Burris, Waleska Teixeira Caiffa, Roel A. Coutinho, Manuel Carballo, Ruth Colagiuri, Beatriz de Faria Leao, Am_lia Augusta de Lima Friche, Alex Ezeh, Geoff Green, Claudio Giulliano da Costa Octavio Gómez-Dant_s, Ruth Finkelstein, Julio Frenk, Nicholas Freudenberg, Fu Hua, Sandro Galea, Ticia Gerber, Carola Hein, Catherine Hull, Tord Kjellstrom, Jacob Kumaresan, Catherine Ronald Labont_, Stephen Leeder, Godfrey Mbarauku, Gordon McGranahan, Patricia Monge, Mark R. Montgomery, Martin Mulenga, Ana Luiza Nabuco, Julie Netherland, Ndioro Ndiaye, Rougui Ndiaye-Coïc, Kalala Ngalamulume, Danielle Ompad, Stipe Oreskovic, Ariel Pablos-M_ndez, Jonathan Parkinson, Fernando Augusto Proietti, Thomas C. Quinn, Carlos E. Restrepo, Kevin J. Robinson, Jonathan M. Samet, David Satterthwaite, Richard H. Schneider, Ted Schrecker, Elliott Sclar, Maria Steenland, Agis Tsouros, Arnoud P. Verhoeff, Nicole Volavka-Close, Michael Ward, Vanessa Watson, Rae Zimmerman.
Long Description
In the twentieth century, the urban settings of the wealthy nations were largely associated with opportunity, accumulation of wealth, and better health than their rural counterparts. In the twenty-first century, demographic changes, globalization, and climate change are having important health consequences on wealthy nations and, especially, on low- and middle-income countries. The increasing concentration of poverty and significant inequalities between urban neighborhoods and the physical and social environments in cities are important determinants of population. In Urban Health: Global Perspectives, experts identify the priority problems and outline solutions that can generate and sustain healthy urban environments.Contributors include:Sue AtkinsonJohn G. BartlettAngela BeatonKarl BrownPamela Ligouri BunkerRobert J. BunkerScott BurrisWaleska Teixeira CaiffaRoel A. CoutinhoManuel CarballoRuth ColagiuriBeatriz de Faria LeaoAm_lia Augusta de Lima FricheAlex EzehGeoff GreenClaudio Giulliano da Costa Octavio Gómez-Dant_sRuth FinkelsteinJulio FrenkNicholas FreudenbergFu HuaSandro GaleaTicia GerberCarola HeinCatherine HullTord KjellstromJacob KumaresanCatherine Ronald Labont_Stephen LeederGodfrey MbaraukuGordon McGranahanPatricia MongeMark R. MontgomeryMartin MulengaAna Luiza NabucoJulie NetherlandNdioro NdiayeRougui Ndiaye-CoïcKalala NgalamulumeDanielle OmpadStipe OreskovicAriel Pablos-M_ndezJonathan ParkinsonFernando Augusto ProiettiThomas C. QuinnCarlos E. RestrepoKevin J. RobinsonJonathan M. SametDavid SatterthwaiteRichard H. SchneiderTed SchreckerElliott SclarMaria SteenlandAgis TsourosArnoud P. VerhoeffNicole Volavka-CloseMichael WardVanessa WatsonRae Zimmerman
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
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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