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Handbook of Global Urban Health

Edited by: Igor Vojnovic , Amber L. Pearson , Gershim Asiki , Geoffrey DeVerteuil , Adriana Allen

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138206250
eBook ISBN: 9781315465456
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315465456
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Book description

Through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, and with an emphasis on exploring patterns as well as distinct and unique conditions across the globe, this collection examines advanced and cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the health of urban populations. Despite the growing interest in global urban health, there are limited resources available that provide an extensive and advanced exploration into the health of urban populations in a transnational context.

This volume offers a high-quality and comprehensive examination of global urban health issues by leading urban health scholars from around the world. The book brings together a multi-disciplinary perspective on urban health, with chapter contributions emphasizing disciplines in the social sciences, construction sciences and medical sciences. The co-editors of the collection come from a number of different disciplinary backgrounds that have been at the forefront of urban health research, including public health, epidemiology, geography, city planning and urban design.

The book is intended to be a reference in global urban health for research libraries and faculty collections. It will also be appropriate as a text for university class adoption in upper-division under-graduate courses and above. The proposed volume is extensive and offers enough breadth and depth to enable it to be  used for courses emphasizing a U.S., or wider Western perspective, as well as courses on urban health emphasizing a global context.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Global Urban Health Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Urban Health in the US and UK Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sin in the City Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Healthcare and the City Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Delivering Urban Health through Urban Planning and Design Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cities, Immigration, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Voluntary Sector and Urban Health Systems Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Urban Policies and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Access to Healthcare for the Urban Poor in Nairobi, Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Medical Travel/Tourism and the City Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Health System and Immigrants Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Urban Mental Health Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Children’s Resilience and Mental Health in the Urban Context Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Welfare Facilities and Happiness of the Elderly in Urban Korea Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Public Space and Pedestrian Stress Perception Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cities and Indigenous Communities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Landscape Restructuring in the Shrinking City and Implications for Mental Health Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Challenges to Public Health in the Favelas of Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Taking Action to Improve Indigenous Health in the Cities of Québec and elsewhere in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Refugees and Health Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Refugees and Health in Urban Africa Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Urban Hierarchy and Spatial Relationships between Poverty and Cancer Download PDF
Chapter  23:  African Cities and Ebola Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Pedestrian Injuries in Cities Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Alcohol Availability and Crime in Post-Disaster Christchurch, New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Urban Gun Violence Download PDF
Chapter  27:  European Street Gangs and Urban Violence Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Neighbourhood Recovery and Community Wellbeing in Cities Following Natural Disasters Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Urban Slums, Drinking Water, and Health Download PDF
Chapter  30:  A Greening but Unequal City Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Fighting for Urban Environmental Health Justice in Southside (Los Sures) Williamsburg, Brooklyn Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Ambient Air Pollution and Health Effects in Shanghai Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Transport, Urban Regeneration and Health Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Rice, Men, and Other Everyday Anxieties Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Obesity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Public Health Challenges with Sub-Saharan African Informal Settlements Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Health-Oriented Urban Planning in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Flint, Michigan’s Food Crisis Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Housing and Urban Health Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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