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Urban health : global perspectives / David Vlahov ... [et al.], editors ; foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg.

San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
1st ed.
xxviii, 500 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and 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). --
  • 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.
  • 9780470422069 (cloth)
  • 0470422068 (cloth)
Other standard number:
  • 99940623751
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