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Author Gatzweiler, Franz W., author
Title Advancing health and wellbeing in the changing urban environment : implementing a systems approach / by Franz W. Gatzweiler, Yong-Guan Zhu, Anna V. Diez Roux, Anthony Capon, Christel Donnelly, Gerard Salem, Hany M. Ayad, Ilene Speizer, Indira Nath, Jo I. Boufford, Keisuke Hanaki, Luuk C. Rietveld, Pierre Ritchie, Saroj Jayasinghe, Susan Parnell, Yi Zhang
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 62 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Series Urban health and wellbeing, systems approaches, 2510-3490
Urban health and wellbeing, systems approaches
Note Background -- Introduction: Urban transformations and health -- Context and relevance: why cities and why urban health -- Policy relevance and decision making -- A systems approach to urban health and wellbeing -- Implementing the systems approach: a conceptual framework -- Vision and goals of the programme -- Guiding principles and thematic areas
This book addresses up-to-date urban health issues from a systems perspective and provides an appealing integrated urban development strategy based on a 10-year global interdisciplinary research programme created by the International Council for Science (ICSU), and sponsored by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the United Nations University (UNU) The unique feature of this book is its "systems approach" to urban health and wellbeing: solution-oriented for science and society and not purely theoretical, it can be applied in the context of decision-making, and has the potential to unlock cities' unused potential by promoting health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the inter- and transdisciplinary urban issues addressed in this book are examined from a cross-sectoral perspective - e.g. the transport sector is addressed in connection with air pollution, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and the loss of productivity. The interconnected thinking to urban health and wellbeing makes the book a particularly valuable resource. Decision makers in city administrations and civil society organizations from different geographical regions will find the book an informative and inspiring guide for delivering towards the goals of the New Urban Agenda, for which health can be the vital indicator of progress. Graduate students and researchers will be attracted by the case studies, systems methods and models provided in the book
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Urban health
Sociology, Urban
Environmental Health
Environmental Policy
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
Public Health
Alt Author Zhu, Yong-Guan, author
Diez Roux, Anna V., author
Capon, Anthony, author
Donnelly, Christel, author
Salem, Gerard, author
Ayad, Hany M., author
Speizer, Ilene, author
Nath, Indira, author
Boufford, Jo I., author
Hanaki, Keisuke, author
Rietveld, Luuk C., author
Ritchie, Pierre, author
Jayasinghe, Saroj, author
Parnell, Susan, author
Zhang, Yi, author
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