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The Resource Health in megacities and urban areas, Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Frauke Kraas ; editors

Health in megacities and urban areas, Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Frauke Kraas ; editors

Label
Health in megacities and urban areas
Title
Health in megacities and urban areas
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Frauke Kraas ; editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 - if 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
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
362.1/0425
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA566.7
LC item number
.H425 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • WA 380
  • 2011 J-703
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Krämer, Alexander
  • Khan, Md. Mobarak Hussain
  • Kraas, Frauke
Series statement
Contributions to statistics,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban health
  • Urbanization
  • City planning
  • Urban Health
  • Cities
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Urban Health Services
  • City planning
  • Urban health
  • Urbanization
  • Developing countries
Label
Health in megacities and urban areas, Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Frauke Kraas ; editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intervention programme for promoting physical activities in the citizens of Sapporo City, Japan
  • Mitsuru Mori, Asae Oura, Erhua Shang, Fumio Sakauchi, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Aklimunnesa Khan, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Alexander Krämer
  • Measuring the local burden of diarrhoeal disease among slum dwellers in the megacity Chennai, South India
  • Patrick Sakdapolrak, Thomas Seyler, and Sanjeevi Prasad
  • Urban health in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Ranier Fehr, Rolf Annuss, and Claudia Terschüren
  • Health effects of air pollution and air temperature
  • Alexandra Schneider, Susanne Breitner, Irene Brüske, Kathrin Wolf, Regina Rükerl, and Annette Peters
  • Climate change and infectious diseases in megacities of the Indian subcontinent : a literature review
  • Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Alexander Krämer, and Luise Prüfer-Krämer
  • Public health in megacities and urban areas : a conceptual framework
  • Human bioclimate and thermal stress in the megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh : applications and evaluation of thermophysiological indices
  • Katrin Burkart and Wilfried Endlicher
  • Marketization and informalization of health care services in mega-urban China
  • Tabea Bork, Bettina Gransow, Frauke Kraas, and Yuan Yuan
  • Migration and health in megacities : a Chinese example from Guangzhou, China
  • Heiko J. Jahn, Li Ling, Lu Han, Yinghua Xia, and Alexander Krämer
  • Informal employment and health conditions in Dhaka's plastic recycling and processing industry
  • Ronny Staffeld and Elmar Kulke
  • Mega-urbanization in Guangzhou : effects on water quality and risks to human health
  • Ramona Strohschön, Rafig Azzam, and Klaus Baier
  • Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Heiko J. Jahn
  • A new approach to link satellite observations with human health by aircraft measurements
  • Britta Mey, Manfred Wendisch, and Heiko J. Jahn
  • Spacial epidemiological applications in public health research : examples from the megacity of Dhaka
  • Oliver Gruebner, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Patrick Hostert
  • Health inequities in the city of Pune, India
  • Mareike Kroll, Carsten Butsch, and Frauke Kraas
  • Urban development and public health in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sabine Baumgart, Kirsten Hackbroch, Shahadat Hossain, and Volker Kreibich
  • Urban food security and health status of the poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Wolfgang-Peter Zingel, Markus Keck, Benjamin Etzold, and Hans-Georg Bohle
  • The burden of disease approach for measuring population health
  • Paulo Pinheiro, Dietrich Plaß, and Alexander Krämer
  • Megaurbanisation and public health research : theoretical dimensions
  • Heiko J. Jahn, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Alexander Krämer
  • Urban health research : study designs and potential challenges
  • Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan and Arina Zanuzdana
Control code
747412264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783790827330
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-7908-2733-0
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747412264
Label
Health in megacities and urban areas, Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Frauke Kraas ; editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intervention programme for promoting physical activities in the citizens of Sapporo City, Japan
  • Mitsuru Mori, Asae Oura, Erhua Shang, Fumio Sakauchi, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Aklimunnesa Khan, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Alexander Krämer
  • Measuring the local burden of diarrhoeal disease among slum dwellers in the megacity Chennai, South India
  • Patrick Sakdapolrak, Thomas Seyler, and Sanjeevi Prasad
  • Urban health in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Ranier Fehr, Rolf Annuss, and Claudia Terschüren
  • Health effects of air pollution and air temperature
  • Alexandra Schneider, Susanne Breitner, Irene Brüske, Kathrin Wolf, Regina Rükerl, and Annette Peters
  • Climate change and infectious diseases in megacities of the Indian subcontinent : a literature review
  • Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Alexander Krämer, and Luise Prüfer-Krämer
  • Public health in megacities and urban areas : a conceptual framework
  • Human bioclimate and thermal stress in the megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh : applications and evaluation of thermophysiological indices
  • Katrin Burkart and Wilfried Endlicher
  • Marketization and informalization of health care services in mega-urban China
  • Tabea Bork, Bettina Gransow, Frauke Kraas, and Yuan Yuan
  • Migration and health in megacities : a Chinese example from Guangzhou, China
  • Heiko J. Jahn, Li Ling, Lu Han, Yinghua Xia, and Alexander Krämer
  • Informal employment and health conditions in Dhaka's plastic recycling and processing industry
  • Ronny Staffeld and Elmar Kulke
  • Mega-urbanization in Guangzhou : effects on water quality and risks to human health
  • Ramona Strohschön, Rafig Azzam, and Klaus Baier
  • Alexander Krämer, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Heiko J. Jahn
  • A new approach to link satellite observations with human health by aircraft measurements
  • Britta Mey, Manfred Wendisch, and Heiko J. Jahn
  • Spacial epidemiological applications in public health research : examples from the megacity of Dhaka
  • Oliver Gruebner, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Patrick Hostert
  • Health inequities in the city of Pune, India
  • Mareike Kroll, Carsten Butsch, and Frauke Kraas
  • Urban development and public health in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sabine Baumgart, Kirsten Hackbroch, Shahadat Hossain, and Volker Kreibich
  • Urban food security and health status of the poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Wolfgang-Peter Zingel, Markus Keck, Benjamin Etzold, and Hans-Georg Bohle
  • The burden of disease approach for measuring population health
  • Paulo Pinheiro, Dietrich Plaß, and Alexander Krämer
  • Megaurbanisation and public health research : theoretical dimensions
  • Heiko J. Jahn, Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, and Alexander Krämer
  • Urban health research : study designs and potential challenges
  • Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan and Arina Zanuzdana
Control code
747412264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783790827330
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-7908-2733-0
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747412264

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