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Conference report: First international healthy cities conference, San Francisco, Dec 8–11,1993

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The Healthy Cities movement was called “the best if not the only one answer provided today to the urban crisis both among affluent and low-income societies” by the representative of WHO’s Director General Dr. Nakajima. We tend to forget that in the 1800s and the early 1900s, Public Health was intimately connected with the problems of city planning; in fact, “the city-planners and public-healthers were indistinguishable until later in this century” (Duhl). As for current initiatives, incorporated into the conference was a meeting with mayors from around the world, and these mayors started a process of developing a constitution for cities, a Civic Charter of rights, obligations, and responsibilities

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Fehr, R. Conference report: First international healthy cities conference, San Francisco, Dec 8–11,1993. Z. f. Gesundheitswiss. 2, 271–275 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02959780

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  • World Health Organization
  • Ecological Footprint
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Health System Research
  • Healthy City