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Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace in the Day the World Stopped

  • Is the first book to study the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace

  • Deals with a range of urban health issues during the pandemic events

  • Provides a comprehensive coverage of urban health matters across six sustainability dimensions

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Physical Dimension”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39
  3. Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Environmental Dimension”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
  4. Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Economic Dimension”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
  5. Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Social Dimension”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
  6. Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Institutional Dimension”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129

About this book

This book covers the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace.

'Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace' is the first book that attempts to put these three critical areas together. This novelty approaches the subject matter by delving into evaluating what works, what does not work, and what should be done to achieve healthy cities. We believe this book will be beneficial to a wide range of stakeholders, particularly policymakers, planners, and developers, who continuously shape and reshape the structure and environments of our cities and communities. Unfortunately, in most cases, the healthiness of the cities may not be of their immediate concern. Nevertheless, it is the concern of the end-users, citizens, or simply those who live and work in cities and communities worldwide. To safeguard peace in cities, one has to consider sustaining urban health; and that is the main aim of this book.

The ongoing pandemic gives us an excellent reason to study cities' health. During such a disruptive time, we detect many flaws in cities and communities around the world. We primarily identify the negative impacts on sustainability and peace in cities. In order to sustain a healthy city, this book evaluates six sustainability dimensions of physical, environmental, economic, social, institutional, and technical. It then utilizes eight primary dimensions of positive peace, evaluating critical areas for future considerations in urbanism. These considerations include making cities smarter, more resilient, and more sustainable. The book's ultimate goal is to highlight how we should progress to maintain and sustain urban health.

As a continuation to 'The City in Need,', this book covers the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace. Furthermore, by reflecting on the ongoing pandemic crisis, metaphorically labelled as 'The Day the World Stopped,', we delve into some key areas beyond the usual planning and policy guidelines. Lastly, the book intends to highlight what has not been studied before, i.e., the relationship between urban health, sustainability, and peace.

Keywords

  • Urban Health
  • Cities
  • Sustainability
  • Peace
  • Positive Peace
  • Urban Transition
  • Resilience
  • Resilient City
  • Sustainable Development
  • Healthy Cities

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Ningbo, China

    Ali Cheshmehzangi

About the author

Ali Cheshmehzangi is Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design with a Ph.D. in Architecture and Urban Design, Master’s degree in Urban Design, a Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Architecture, and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He is Urbanist and Urban Designer by profession and by heart. He studies cities and city transitions, sustainable urbanism, and integrated urban design strategies. He is Head of the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET), and Director of Urban Innovation Lab at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He is also Specially Appointed Professor at Hiroshima University, Japan. More recently, he works on two research projects on ‘integrated urban modelling framework’ and ‘ICT-based smart technologies for resilient cities’. Some of his previous projects are ‘smart eco-cities in China and Europe,’ ‘low-carbon town planning in China,’ ‘green infrastructure of cities,’ ‘nature-based solutions in China,’ ‘toolkit for resilient cities,’ ‘sponge city program’ and ‘green development in China,’ ‘low carbon and climate-resilient planning,’ and other urban transition studies. So far, he has +95 published journal papers and seven other published books, titled ‘Designing Cooler Cities’ (2017), the award-winning ‘Eco-development in China’ (2018), ‘Sustainable Urban Development in the Age of Climate Change’ (2019), ‘Identity of Cities and City of Identities’ (2020), ‘The City in Need’ (2020), ‘Urban Memory in City Transitions’ (2021), and ‘Sustainable Urbanism in China’ (2021). He has recently co-authored his eighth book on ‘Low Carbon Transitions in China.’

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace in the Day the World Stopped

  • Authors: Ali Cheshmehzangi

  • Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4888-5

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4887-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4888-5

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3084

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 196

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Well-Being, Sustainability, Public Health

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-4888-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)