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Título Health in Megacities and Urban Areas [electronic resource] / edited by Alexander Krämer, Mobarak Hossain Khan, Frauke Kraas.

Publicación Heidelberg : Physica-Verlag HD : Imprint: Physica, 2011.
Descripción física XIV, 319 p. online resource.
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Colección Contributions to Statistics, 1431-1968
Contributions to Statistics, 1431-1968
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Resumen: 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.
Materia Medicine.
Environmental health.
Emigration and immigration.
Medicine & Public Health.
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Medicine/Public Health, general.
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Geography, general.
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Environmental Health.
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Statistics for Life Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences.
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Autor secundario Krämer, Alexander., editor.
Khan, Mobarak Hossain., editor.
Kraas, Frauke., editor.
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OTRO SOPORTE Printed edition: 9783790827323
ISBN 9783790827330 978-3-7908-2733-0
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-7908-2733-0 doi