By Evelyne de Leeuw, Jean Simos
This forward-looking source recasts the idea that of fit towns as not just a secure, friendly, and eco-friendly outfitted setting, but in addition person who creates and sustains healthiness through addressing social, fiscal, and political stipulations. It describes collaborations among urban making plans and public health and wellbeing making a modern notion of city governance—a democratically-informed procedure that embraces values like fairness. versions, evaluations, and worldwide examples illustrate institutional switch, neighborhood enter, exact overview, and different technique of addressing longstanding resources of city future health demanding situations. In those formidable pages, fit towns are rooted firmly within the around the globe circulate towards balanced and sustainable urbanization, constructed to not hide or displace entrenched healthiness and social difficulties, yet to inspire and foster solutions.
Included within the assurance:
- Towards fit city governance within the century of the city<
- Healthy towns emerge: Toronto, Ottawa, Copenhagen
- The position of coverage coalitions in realizing neighborhood participation in fit towns projects
- Health influence overview on the neighborhood level
- The good judgment of procedure for comparing fit cities
- Plus: prolonged studies on fit towns and groups in North and Latin the US, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the center East
Healthy Cities will curiosity and encourage group leaders, activists, politicians, and marketers operating to enhance well-being and health on the neighborhood point, in addition to public future health and concrete improvement students and execs.
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10 E. de Leeuw In Britain, similar reflexions led to a surge in urban and public health development. Edwin Chadwick founded, and gained support from, the Health of Towns Association in 1844 (Ashton and Ubido 1991). In 1875, Sir Benjamin Ward- Richardson presented his vision of Hygeia: A City of Health to the Social Science Association in Brighton, UK (Cassedy 1962). In his address he marked the passing of the recent Public Health Act by describing a utopian city incorporating concepts like clean air, public transport, small community-based hospitals, community homes for the aged and the insane, occupational health and safety, the absence of tobacco and alcohol, and many other advances.
In the conceptualizations around the development of this work, both with Michel O’Neill and Jean Simos, it was almost implicit that there is an ‘old style’ ‘Urban Health’ that is important and that should continue to be embraced, but that ‘Healthy Cities’ do something extraordinary that the old style has not accomplished—it added a strong grounding in human and development values. Values are, of course, closely connected and often aligned to politics. In the last chapter Agis Tsouros reflects on the political nature of Healthy Cities—and he frames very well what this book is all about: if we want to advance the health of people that live in cities we must be political about it.
To what extent is the same true for our health? The Neolithic Demographic Transition: Health Shifts Archaeological records show that during the Neolithic era (from ~10,000 to ~4500– 2000 BC, depending on the geographical area), a hitherto relatively stable human population started to grow rapidly, displaying much higher birth and death rates than previously. Paleoepidemiology suggests that before this Neolithic demographic transition, human populations thrived in relatively good health but did not expand in size.