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Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme

Policy Briefs: Volume 2

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  • Addresses up-to-date urban health issues from a systems perspective and is interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary

  • Introduces findings from particular situation, so that aims at being solution-oriented, not purely theoretical, and thereby is useful for decision making

  • Explains how a system approach is implemented to understand the complicated health issues that resulted from urbanization, and how it could be used to improve the urban health

  • Provides various examples that are related to the development of human health and wellbeing, including living environment, economic, education, pandemic, etc

Part of the book series: Urban Health and Wellbeing (UHWSA)

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About this book

This book is a collection of policy briefs produced from research presented at the 16th Conference on Urban Health in Xiamen, China, November 4–8, 2019, under the theme “People Oriented Urbanisation: Transforming Cities for Health and Well-Being”, co-organized by the Urban Health and Wellbeing (UHWB) programme of the International Science Council (ISC).

The UHWB programme takes an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and systemic view on issues of health and wellbeing in cities which include the urban economy and finance systems, education, employment, mobility and transport, food, energy and water resources, access to public services, urban planning, public spaces and urban green, as well as social inclusion. Contributions to this book have been made by scientists from multidisciplinary research fields.

The policy briefs in this book present the background and context of an urban health issue, research findings and recommendations for policy/decision-makers and action-takers. In some cases, they inform about relevant events and developments from the science community or important opinion pieces which address health emergencies, like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 The book is intended for citizens and political decision-makers, who are interested in systems perspectives on urban health and wellbeing, examples of how to deal with the increasing complexity of cities and the accompanying environmental and social impacts of increasing urbanization. Furthermore, it hopes to inspire decision-makers to facilitate finding solutions, in order to reach the goal of advancing global urban health and wellbeing.

Keywords

  • Urban Health And Wellbeing
  • Environmental Protection
  • System Approaches
  • Complexity System
  • COVID-19 Analysis

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China

    Franz W. Gatzweiler

About the editor

Dr. Franz W. Gatzweiler is Professor at the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Executive Director of the International Council for Science’s global programme on “Urban Health and Wellbeing: a Systems Approach”. He studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn and the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. His doctorate research (summa cum laude) was on the “Nature of Economic Value and the Value of Nature”. Now, his interests focus on the science of complex systems, urban and planetary health. He received stipends and research grants from various German and International research foundations. In 2015, he earned a habilitation (fakultas docendi) for independent teaching and research in the field of resource economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Before joining the Chinese Academy of Sciences in October 2014, he was Senior Researcher at the Center of Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn in Germany.

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Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)