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Healthy Cities Jason Corburn

Healthy Cities

Jason Corburn

Published April 22nd 2015
ISBN : 9781138794191
Hardcover
1600 pages
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While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the 19th century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the 20th century. In the 21st century, planning and publicMoreWhile the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the 19th century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the 20th century. In the 21st century, planning and public health are reconnecting to address the new health challenges of urbanization and globalization from racial and ethnic disparities to land use sprawl to providing basic services to the millions of urban poor around the world living in informal slum settlements. Reconnecting the fields of planning and public health to address these and other 21st century urban health challenges is the focus of this four volume set.How cities are managed, local policy, planning and design decisions can all help determine whether the places we live will be threats to the health of the public, protective against disease and premature death, and which populations will benefit or suffer the most. The new aim of healthy city planning is to eliminate the persistent inequities that urban environments suffer to make cities equitable and healthy - to create healthy places that support both the health of all inhabitants and the environment itself.Edited by an expert in this blend of study of policies and social movements around urban development and public health and planning methods and outcomes, this set brings together the important pre-published papers forming the backbone of this growing area of research as well as cutting-edge scholarship.