Knowledge Management for the Urban Health Context

  • M. Chris Gibbons
  • Rajeev K. Bali
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age, volume 1)


This chapter explains why contemporary and innovative ­knowledge-based concepts can be of benefit to the urban health environment. The notion of “knowledge gaps” is often cited as a major impediment to effective management in the urban health context (examples of which are included throughout this book). The tools, technologies and strategies of Knowledge Management are particularly applicable to urban health. Coupled with the concept of “sense making”, such advances can assist in efforts to close or mitigate the impact of the urban knowledge gaps.


Social Capital Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Political Participation Explicit Knowledge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



The Authors would like to thank Dr Vikram Baskaran (Ryerson University, Canada) for his technical contribution to this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Chris Gibbons
    • 1
  • Rajeev K. Bali
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

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