Boufford, Jo Ivey

Urban Health: Global Perspectives

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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.

Keywords: global health issues, urban health issues, introduction to global health issues, introduction to urban health issues, global infectious diseases, global violence, global disasters, global issues of mental illness, New York Academy of Medicine, health and its determinants of global urban areas, urban health, urban health and population pressures, urban health and demographics, globalization and health, migration and health, health development strategies, health and urban business practices, water and sanitation and health, air quality in cities and health, housing in cities and health, planning in cities and health, governance and health, civil society and health, the flow of information and health, crime and violence and health, prevention of disasters and health, health care and social services, key public health challenges, infectious disease, chronic diseases, electricity and green innovation and health, transportation and health, religion and culture and health, healthy aging, terrorism and health, health and climate change, strengths and vulnerabilities of urban centers and urban health, tobacco control, reduction of trans-fat, congestion pricing, immigrant health, a health vulnerability index, health information transfer and economic development, Urban Sociology, Urban Development, Urban Sociology, Urban Development

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Public Health/Vulnerable Populations
Page amount
528 pages
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
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