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
Written by leading experts in the field
Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN)
Conference series link(s): AIMETA: Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Conference proceedings info: AIMETA 2019.
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Table of contents (17 chapters)
About this book
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.
- healthcare policies
- Urban public health
- Climate Change
- urban planning
- health inequities
- Environmental sustainability
- Social sustainability
- urban geography and urbanism
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture (PDTA), Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases (DSPMI), Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Unit of History of Medicine and Bioethics, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
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
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-49445-2Published: 16 July 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-49448-3Published: 16 July 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-49446-9Published: 15 July 2020
Series ISSN: 1865-3529
Series E-ISSN: 1865-3537
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: VIII, 266
Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour