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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,
       |c2011. 
300    XIV, 319 p.|bonline resource. 
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337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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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-
       3-7908-2733-0