Innovating for Healthy Urbanization

Editors: Ahn, Roy, Burke, Thomas F., McGahan, Anita (Eds.)

  • Collection of case studies that represents important and timely urban health topics, including natural disaster, obesity, urban planning, migration, environmental pollution
  • Analysis of some very current topics, including: the earthquake in Haiti, immigration to Los Angeles from Mexico, effects of environmental pollution
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This powerful resource 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. Innovations to Address Urbanization & Global Health is a proactive idea book to be read by undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in public and urban health.

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Maternal Health Innovations and Urbanization

    Eckardt, Melody, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Innovations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries for Newborn and Child Health

    Nelson, Brett D., M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M.&H (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Addressing Micronutrient Malnutrition in Urban Settings

    Rowe, Laura A., M.S., M.P.H. (et al.)

    Pages 41-76

  • Innovations in Anti-Trafficking Efforts: Implications for Urbanization and Health

    Ahn, Roy, M.P.H., Sc.D. (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

  • Securing Cities: Innovations for the Prevention of Civic Violence

    Trujillo, Horacio R., MPhil, M.B.A., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 97-122

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7597-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7812-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovating for Healthy Urbanization
Editors
  • Roy Ahn
  • Thomas F. Burke
  • Anita McGahan
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7597-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7597-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7812-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 333
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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