Through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, and with an emphasis on exploring patterns as well as distinct and unique conditions across the globe, this collection examines advanced and cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the health of urban populations. Despite the growing interest in global urban health, there are limited resources available that provide an extensive and advanced exploration into the health of urban populations in a transnational context.

This volume offers a high-quality and comprehensive examination of global urban health issues by leading urban health scholars from around the world. The book brings together a multi-disciplinary perspective on urban health, with chapter contributions emphasizing disciplines in the social sciences, construction sciences and medical sciences. The co-editors of the collection come from a number of different disciplinary backgrounds that have been at the forefront of urban health research, including public health, epidemiology, geography, city planning and urban design.

The book is intended to be a reference in global urban health for research libraries and faculty collections. It will also be appropriate as a text for university class adoption in upper-division under-graduate courses and above. The proposed volume is extensive and offers enough breadth and depth to enable it to be  used for courses emphasizing a U.S., or wider Western perspective, as well as courses on urban health emphasizing a global context.

part 1|114 pages

Urban Health

chapter 1|30 pages

Global Urban Health

Inequalities, Vulnerabilities, and Challenges in the 21st Century
ByIgor Vojnovic, Amber L. Pearson, Gershim Asiki, Geoffrey DeVerteuil, Adriana Allen

chapter 2|35 pages

Urban Health in the US and UK

The Long 19th Century
BySusan Craddock, Tim Brown

chapter 3|17 pages

Sin in the City

An Urban History of Medicine and Modern Morality in Turkey
ByEmine Ö. Evered, Kyle T. Evered

chapter 4|12 pages

Healthcare and the City

A North American Perspective
ByMark W. Rosenberg

chapter 5|18 pages

Delivering Urban Health through Urban Planning and Design

ByLaurence Carmichael

part 2|99 pages

Healthcare Policy and Urban Health Services

chapter 6|15 pages

Cities, Immigration, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

ByMichael K. Gusmano

chapter 7|15 pages

Voluntary Sector and Urban Health Systems

ByAndrew Power, Mark Skinner

chapter 8|18 pages

Urban Policies and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

ByS. Claire Slesinski, Adriana C. Lein, Ana V. Diez Roux, Waleska T. Caiaffa

chapter 9|15 pages

Access to Healthcare for the Urban Poor in Nairobi, Kenya

Harnessing the Role of the Private Sector in Informal Settlements and a Human Rights-Based Approach to Health Policy
ByPauline Bakibinga, Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaga

chapter 10|19 pages

Medical Travel/Tourism and the City

ByMeghann Ormond, Heidi Kaspar

chapter 11|13 pages

The Health System and Immigrants

A Focus on Urban France
ByAnne-Cécile Hoyez, Céline Bergeon, Clélia Gasquet-Blanchard

part 3|100 pages

Mental Health and Wellbeing

chapter 12|15 pages

Urban Mental Health

ByJames Lowe

chapter 13|21 pages

Children’s Resilience and Mental Health in the Urban Context

ByMaureen Mooney

chapter 14|16 pages

Welfare Facilities and Happiness of the Elderly in Urban Korea

ByDanya Kim, Jangik Jin

chapter 15|14 pages

Public Space and Pedestrian Stress Perception

Insights from Darmstadt, Germany
ByMartin Knöll, Marianne Halblaub Miranda, Thomas Cleff, Annette Rudolph-Cleff

chapter 16|14 pages

Cities and Indigenous Communities

The Health and Wellbeing of Urban Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand
ByJohn Ryks, Naomi Simmonds, Jesse Whitehead

chapter 17|18 pages

Landscape Restructuring in the Shrinking City and Implications for Mental Health

ByJared Olson, Lora Daskalska, Kelly Hoormann, Kirsten Beyer

part 4|111 pages

Vulnerable Urban Populations

chapter 18|28 pages

Challenges to Public Health in the Favelas of Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ByRobert E. Snyder, Kathryn L. Lovero, Claudete A.A. Cardoso, Lee W. Riley, Alon Unger

chapter 19|16 pages

Taking Action to Improve Indigenous Health in the Cities of Québec and elsewhere in Canada

The Example of the Minowé Clinic at the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre
ByCarole Lévesque, Édith Cloutier, Ioana Radu, Dominique Parent-Manseau, Stéphane Laroche, Natasha Blanchet-Cohen

chapter 20|20 pages

Refugees and Health

A European Urban Context
ByGordana Rabrenovic, Danijela V. Spasić, Tibrine da Fonseca

chapter 21|11 pages

Refugees and Health in Urban Africa

BySheru Wanyua Muuo

chapter 22|17 pages

The Urban Hierarchy and Spatial Relationships between Poverty and Cancer

Does Location Error Matter?
ByMonghyeon Lee, Yongwan Chun, Daniel A. Griffith

chapter 23|15 pages

African Cities and Ebola

ByZacchaeus Anywaine, Ggayi Abubaker Mustapher

part 5|101 pages

Violence and Injuries

chapter 24|17 pages

Pedestrian Injuries in Cities

A Global Perspective
ByMarie-Soleil Cloutier, Andrew Howard

chapter 25|15 pages

Alcohol Availability and Crime in Post-Disaster Christchurch, New Zealand

Implications for Health in Cities
ByGregory D. Breetzke, Amber L. Pearson

chapter 26|21 pages

Urban Gun Violence

ByJanice A. Iwama, Jack McDevitt

chapter 27|25 pages

European Street Gangs and Urban Violence

ByKeir Irwin-Rogers, Scott Decker, Amir Rostami, Svetlana Stephenson, Elke Van Hellemont

chapter 28|19 pages

Neighbourhood Recovery and Community Wellbeing in Cities Following Natural Disasters

Findings from Christchurch, New Zealand
ByVivienne Ivory, Chris Bowie, Clare Robertson, Amber L. Pearson

part 6|109 pages

Pollutants, Environmental Contamination and Urban Health

chapter 29|20 pages

Urban Slums, Drinking Water, and Health

Trends and Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
ByEllis Adjei Adams, Heather Price, Justin Stoler

chapter 30|31 pages

A Greening but Unequal City

Environmental Exposure Disparities, Gentrified Inequities, and Public Health in Seattle, Washington
ByJonah White, Troy Abel

chapter 31|30 pages

Fighting for Urban Environmental Health Justice in Southside (Los Sures) Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A Community-Engaged Pilot Study
ByIvan J. Ramírez, Ana Baptista, Jieun Lee, Ana Traverso-Krejcarek, Andreah Santos

chapter 32|24 pages

Ambient Air Pollution and Health Effects in Shanghai

Trend, Challenges, and Opportunities
ByWei Tu, Zhijing Lin, Lili Du, Haidong Kan, Weichun Ma

part 7|156 pages

Public Health and the Role of the Built Environment

chapter 33|19 pages

Transport, Urban Regeneration and Health

ByJulie Clark, Angela Curl

chapter 34|20 pages

Rice, Men, and Other Everyday Anxieties

Navigating Obesogenic Urban Food Environments in Osaka, Japan
ByCindi SturtzSreetharan, Alexandra Brewis

chapter 35|36 pages

The Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Exploring Burdens on Vulnerable U.S. Populations
ByIgor Vojnovic, Zeenat Kotval-K, Jieun Lee, Jeanette Eckert, Jiang Chang, Wei Liu, Xiaomeng Li, Arika Ligmann-Zielinska

chapter 36|13 pages

Public Health Challenges with Sub-Saharan African Informal Settlements

A Case Study of Malaria in Yaoundé
ByRoland Ngom

chapter 37|22 pages

Health-Oriented Urban Planning in Germany

Urban Planning and Design Approaches Going beyond Professional Boundaries
ByAngela Million, Andrea Rüdiger

chapter 38|16 pages

Flint, Michigan’s Food Crisis

Retail Abandonment, Social and Economic Burdens, and Local Food-Oriented Solutions
ByRichard C. Sadler

chapter 39|26 pages

Housing and Urban Health

A Los Angeles Study
ByEdith Huarita, Victoria Basolo