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Innovating for healthy urbanization / Roy Ahn, Thomas F. Burke, Anita M. McGahan, editors.

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Identifies wide-scale health challenges facing a rapidly urbanizing planet, including key concerns in nutrition, health status, health care, and safety, and strategies toward possible solutions. Theoretical and empirical analysis focuses on maximizing the benefits of urban living and minimizing negative outcomes across areas for improvement (health education, maternal and child health) and threats to well-being (noise pollution, drug counterfeiting). For each challenge, contributors discuss implications for health, specific practices that fuel them, and emerging ideas for solving them efficiently and effectively. Not only are these issues of immediate salience, they will become dangerously urgent in years to come. Included in the coverage: Food fortification and other innovations to address child malnutrition; Anti-trafficking innovations, urbanization, and global health; Innovations to address global climate change in cities; Innovations in disaster preparedness: implications for urbanization and health; Medical diagnostic innovations in urban developing settings; The case for comprehensive, integrated, and standardized measures of health in cities. Recent studies suggest that urban areas will be a large majority in both the developing and developed worlds. Innovating for Healthy Urbanization is a proactive idea book to be read by undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in public and urban health.


New York : Springer, [2015]

Physical description

xvii, 333 pages : black and white illustrations, map ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Machine generated contents note: part. I Innovations to Address Specific Populations and Health -- 1. Maternal Health Innovations and Urbanization / Thomas F. Burke -- 2. Innovations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Newborn and Child Health / Edward W.J. Pritchard -- 3. Addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition in Urban Settings / David M. Dodson -- part. II Innovations to Address Specific Urbanization-Related Threats to Health -- 4. Innovations in Antihuman Trafficking Efforts: Implications for Urbanization and Health / Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos -- 5. Securing Cities: Innovations for the Prevention of Civic Violence / David Elam -- 6. Disaster Preparedness and Response Innovations: Implications for Urbanization and Health / Paul Biddinger -- 7. Innovations to Address Global Drug Counterfeiting: Implications for Urbanization and Health / Howard Zucker -- 8. Community Noise, Urbanization, and Global Health: Problems and Solutions / Thomas F. Burke.
9. Modeling Vulnerable Urban Populations in the Global Context of a Changing Climate / George Luber -- 10. Urbanization and Unintentional Injury in Low- and Middle-Income Countries / John D. Kraemer -- part. III Frameworks, Cases and Tools to Address Urbanization and Health Through Innovation -- 11. The Millennium Cities Initiative: An Experiment in Integrated Urban Development / Susan M. Blaustein -- 12. Diagnostic Innovations in Developing Urban Settings / Charles Mace -- 13. Innovations in Global Health Professional Education: Implications for Urbanization / Leana S. Wen -- 14. The Case for Comprehensive, Integrated, and Standardized Measures of Health in Cities / Anita M. McGahan.


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