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Green Energy and Technology

Urban Health

Participatory Action-research Models Contrasting Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Urban Context

Editors: Battisti, Alessandra, Marceca, Maurizio, Iorio, Silvia (Eds.)

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  • Helps researchers and practitioners to grasp the complexity of the relationships between healthcare inequality, socio-environmental and economic distress
  • Highlights various measures implemented in different urban and social contexts
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This book qualitatively and quantitatively examines the relationships between the constructed environment, health and social vulnerability. It demonstrates that spatial disintegration is often intertwined with health and social inequalities, and therefore a multidisciplinary approach to urban health is essential in order to analyze the impact that psycho-social-environmental factors can have on objective, and perceived health and to investigate the inequalities in healthcare and medical assistance processes. Empirical relationships have been observed between urban environment, social vulnerability and health in different contexts, however there is still a lack of standardized tools that allow us to gain a clear understanding of how health inequalities and daily life are generated. In order to address this issue, a national network of active research groups has been created to draft and develop a prototypical analysis infrastructure to facilitate empirical studies aimed at shedding light on the complex relationships between health disparities, socio-environmental and economic distress, as well as personal and collective health.

Given the interest in achieving meaningful, fair and lasting solutions to health inequalities, and the current lack of an analytical system, there is the need for new multidisciplinary approaches oriented toward the quality of life within a eco-social model of health.

Providing an overview of the methodological approaches discussed, this book will appeal to researchers. At the same time it allows those working in local and government social care, healthcare and administrative institutions to gain insights into best practices in urban contexts.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Urban Public Health, a Multidisciplinary Approach

    Pages 1-8

    D’Alessandro, Daniela

  • Participatory Governance and Healthcare. Opportunities and Perils

    Pages 9-18

    Esposto, Edoardo (et al.)

  • Urban Health Multidisciplinary Actions Promoting Health in an Urban Environment

    Pages 19-26

    Battisti, Alessandra (et al.)

  • Equity in Health. Community-Based Action Research in a Compound of the Metropolitan Area of Rome an Experience of Urban Health

    Pages 27-42

    Iorio, Silvia (et al.)

  • Urban Regeneration for Urban Health

    Pages 43-56

    Battisti, Alessandra (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-49446-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Health
Book Subtitle
Participatory Action-research Models Contrasting Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Urban Context
Editors
  • Alessandra Battisti
  • Maurizio Marceca
  • Silvia Iorio
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49446-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49446-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49445-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 266
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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