Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment

  • AuthorGatzweiler, F.W., Zhu, Y.-G., Diez Roux, A.V., Capon, A., Donnelly, C., Salem, G., Ayad, H.M., Speizer, I., Nath, I., Boufford, J.I., Hanaki, K., Rietveld, L.C., Ritchie, P., Jayasinghe, S., Parnell, S., Zhang, Y.
  • TitleAdvancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment
  • PublisherSpringer
  • Release Date20 Apr 2017
  • ISBNISBN 978-981-10-3364-3

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.

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