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Title Healthy cities and urban policy research / edited by Takehito Takano
Published London ; New York : Spon Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents Development of healthy cities and need for research / Takehito Takano -- The third phase (1998-2002) of the Healthy Cities Project in Europe / Agis D. Tsouros and Jill L. Farrington -- Healthy Cities Project in the western Pacific / Hisashi Ogawa -- Health and sustainability gains from urban regeneration and development / Colin Fudge -- Analysis of health determinants for healthy cities programmes: health profiles and indicators / June Crown -- Indicators for healthy cities: tools for evidence-based urban policy formation / Keiko Nakamura -- The effectiveness of community-based health promotion in Healthy Cities programmes / Frances E. Baum -- Applicability of information technologies for health / Keiko Nakamura -- Nurturing Healthy Cities: research responsibility and accountability / Evelyne de Leeuw -- Examples of research activities for Healthy Cities / Takehito Takano -- Baseline data in ASEAN member countries / Irene S.M. Lee -- Country and city experiences in Healthy Cities
Summary Half the world''s population lives in Urban areas. The United Nations estimates that the urban population of 1995 will have doubled by 2025. By 2015, it is expected that there will be 33 megacities, 20 of them in Asia. Urbanization affects human health in unprecedented ways. Attempts to improve the health of citizens necessitate the development of comprehensive schemes integrating a wide range of factors pertaining to urban issues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject WHO Healthy Cities Project -- Congresses
SUBJECT WHO Healthy Cities Project
WHO Healthy Cities Project fast
Subject Urban health -- Congresses
Urban health.
Medical policy.
Urban Health
Health Policy
Urban Health Services -- organization & administration
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
Medical policy
Urban health
Stedelijke ontwikkeling.
Sante en milieu urbain -- Congres.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Takano, Takehito, 1949-
ISBN 0203402006
Other Titles Healthy cities & urban policy research