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In the twentieth century, the urban settings of the wealthy nationswere largely associated with opportunity, accumulation of wealth,and better health than their rural counterparts. In thetwenty-first century, demographic changes, globalization, andclimate change are having important health consequences on wealthynations and especially on low- and middle-income countries. Theincreasing concentration of poverty and significant inequalitiesbetween urban neighborhoods and the physical and socialenvironments in cities are important determinants of populationhealth. In this important new book, experts identify the priorityproblems and outline solutions that can generate and sustainhealthy urban environments.

Foreword by Michael H. Bloomberg

Contributors include:

Sue Atkinson, John G. Bartlett, Angela Beaton, Karl Brown, Pamela Ligouri Bunker,  Robert J. Bunker,  Scott Burris,Waleska Teixeira Caiffa,  Roel A. Coutinho, Manuel Carballo,Ruth Colagiuri, Beatriz de Faria Leao, Amélia Augusta de LimaFriche, Alex Ezeh, Geoff Green, Claudio Giulliano da Costa OctavioGómez-Dantés, Ruth Finkelstein, Julio Frenk, NicholasFreudenberg, Fu Hua, Sandro Galea, Ticia Gerber, Carola Hein,Catherine Hull, Tord Kjellstrom, Jacob Kumaresan, Catherine RonaldLabonté, Stephen Leeder, Godfrey Mbarauku, Gordon McGranahan,Patricia Monge, Mark R. Montgomery, Martin Mulenga, Ana LuizaNabuco, Julie Netherland, Ndioro Ndiaye, Rougui Ndiaye-Coïc,Kalala Ngalamulume, Danielle Ompad, Stipe Oreskovic, ArielPablos-Méndez, Jonathan Parkinson, Fernando Augusto Proietti,Thomas C. Quinn, Carlos E. Restrepo, Kevin J. Robinson, Jonathan M.Samet, David Satterthwaite, Richard H. Schneider, Ted Schrecker,Elliott Sclar, Maria Steenland, Agis Tsouros, Arnoud P. Verhoeff,Nicole Volavka-Close, Michael Ward, Vanessa Watson, RaeZimmerman.

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