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245 00 Health in Megacities and Urban Areas|h[electronic
resource] /|cedited by Alexander Krämer, Mobarak Hossain
Khan, Frauke Kraas.
260 1 Heidelberg :|bPhysica-Verlag HD :|bImprint: Physica,
300 XIV, 319 p.|bonline resource.
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
347 text file|bPDF|2rda
490 1 Contributions to Statistics,|x1431-1968
490 0 Springer eBooks.|aMathematics and Statistics
520 Diverse driving forces, processes and actors are
responsible for different trends in the development of
megacities and large urban areas. Under the dynamics of
global change, megacities are themselves changing: On the
one hand they are prone to increasing socio-economic
vulnerability due to pronounced poverty, socio-spatial and
political fragmentation, sometimes with extreme forms of
segregation, disparities and conflicts. On the other hand
megacities offer positive potential for global
transformation, e.g. minimisation of space consumption,
highly effective use of resources, efficient disaster
prevention and health care options ́㠩f good strategies
were developed. At present in many megacities and urban
areas of the developing world and the emerging economies
the quality of life is eroding. Most of the megacities
have grown to unprecedented size, and the pace of
urbanisation has far exceeded the growth of the necessary
infrastructure and services. As a result, an increasing
number of urban dwellers are left without access to basic
amenities like clean drinking water, fresh air and safe
food. Additionally, social inequalities lead to subsequent
and significant intra-urban health inequalities and
unbalanced disease burdens that can trigger conflict and
violence between subpopulations. The guiding idea of our
book lies in a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to
the complex topic of megacities and urban health that can
only be adequately understood when different disciplines
share their knowledge and methodological tools to work
together. We hope that the book will allow readers to
deepen their understanding of the complex dynamics of
urban and megacity populations through the lens of public
health, geographical and other research perspectives.
650 0 Medicine.
650 0 Geography.
650 0 Statistics.
650 0 Environmental health.
650 0 Emigration and immigration.
650 14 Medicine & Public Health.
650 24 Medicine/Public Health, general.
650 24 Migration.
650 24 Geography, general.
650 24 Environmental Health.
650 24 Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences.
700 1 Krämer, Alexander.,|eeditor.
700 1 Khan, Mobarak Hossain.,|eeditor.
700 1 Kraas, Frauke.,|eeditor.
710 2 SpringerLink (Online service)
773 0 |tSpringer eBooks
776 08 |iPrinted edition:|z9783790827323
830 0 Contributions to Statistics,|x1431-1968
856 40 |zAcceso al texto completo|uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-
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