Urban Health and Wellbeing

Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment

Implementing a Systems Approach

Authors: Gatzweiler, F.W., Zhu, Y.-G., Diez Roux, A.V., Capon, A., Donnelly, C., Salem, G., Ayad, H.M., Speizer, I., Nath, I., Boufford, J.I., Hanaki, K., Rietveld, L.C., Ritchie, P., Jayasinghe, S., Parnell, S., Zhang, Y.

  • Presents cutting-edge methods for the analysis of complex urban systems
    Addresses up-to-date urban health issues from a systems perspective
    Provides integrated urban development strategy 

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Franz W. Gatzweiler has a background in agricultural, natural resource, ecological and institutional economics. He has university degrees from the University of Bonn and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Before becoming executive director of the global interdisciplinary science programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing, he was senior scientist at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, where he was principle investigator for research projects on marginality and technological and institutional innovations for rural smallholders, in Subsaharan Africa and South Asia.

Yong-Guan Zhu is a professor of Soil Environmental Sciences and Environmental Biology and the director general of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment

    Gatzweiler, Franz W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-48

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eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3364-3
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: April 20, 2017
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3363-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment
Book Subtitle
Implementing a Systems Approach
Authors
Series Title
Urban Health and Wellbeing
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Zhejiang University Press and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Zhejiang University Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3364-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3364-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3363-6
Series ISSN
2510-3490
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 62
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou, China
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