Journal of Urban Health

, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp 401–406 | Cite as

Toward healthy cities: Opportunities for collaboration

  • George Rupp


This paper locates the need for an urban health agenda in a broader social context. This broader context is characterized by increasing diversity and extensive privatization—developments that accentuate tendencies leading away from a shared sense of the common good. The paper then outlines ways that Columbia University seeks to work for healthier cities in this challenging context.


Public Health Social Context Broad Context Common Good Urban Health 
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© New York Academy of Medicine 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Rupp
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  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew York

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