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Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment

Implementing a Systems Approach

  • Franz W. Gatzweiler
  • Yong-Guan Zhu
  • Anna V. Diez Roux
  • Anthony Capon
  • Christel Donnelly
  • Gérard Salem
  • Hany M. Ayad
  • Ilene Speizer
  • Indira Nath
  • Jo I. Boufford
  • Keisuke Hanaki
  • Luuk C. Rietveld
  • Pierre Ritchie
  • Saroj Jayasinghe
  • Susan Parnell
  • Yi Zhang

Part of the Urban Health and Wellbeing book series (UHWSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Franz W. Gatzweiler, Yong-Guan Zhu, Anna V. Diez Roux, Anthony Capon, Christel Donnelly, Gérard Salem et al.
    Pages 1-48
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 49-62

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Urban health Urban Wellbeing Systems approach to urban management Conceptual framework Urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  • Franz W. Gatzweiler
    • 1
  • Yong-Guan Zhu
    • 2
  • Anna V. Diez Roux
    • 3
  • Anthony Capon
    • 4
  • Christel Donnelly
    • 5
  • Gérard Salem
    • 6
  • Hany M. Ayad
    • 7
  • Ilene Speizer
    • 8
  • Indira Nath
    • 9
  • Jo I. Boufford
    • 10
  • Keisuke Hanaki
    • 11
  • Luuk C. Rietveld
    • 12
  • Pierre Ritchie
    • 13
  • Saroj Jayasinghe
    • 14
  • Susan Parnell
    • 15
  • Yi Zhang
    • 16
  1. 1.programme on Urban Health and WellbeingThe global interdisciplinary science programme on Urban Health and WellbeingXiamenChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of Urban Environment Chinese Academy of SciencesXiamenChina
  3. 3.HealthDrexel University School of Public HealthPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Health, United Nations UniversityUNU International Institute for Global Health, United Nations UniversityKuala LumpurMalaysia
  5. 5.Epidemiology, Imperial College LondonDepartment of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Université Paris-Ouest NanterreFrance
  7. 7.Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt
  8. 8.Carolina Population CenterDepartment of Maternal & Child Health, Carolina Population CenterChapel HillUSA
  9. 9.National Institute of Pathology New DelhiIndia
  10. 10.New York Academy of Medicine New YorkUSA
  11. 11.The University of TokyoDepartment of Urban Engineering The University of TokyoTokoyoJapan
  12. 12.Delft University of Technology Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  13. 13.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  14. 14.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Colombo ColomboSri Lanka
  15. 15.University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  16. 16.Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of SciencesXiamenChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3364-3
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3363-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3364-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-3490
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-3504
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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