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Defining pathways to healthy sustainable urban development

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dc.contributor.author Tonne, Cathryn
dc.contributor.author Anguelovski, Isabelle
dc.contributor.author Dadvand, Payam
dc.contributor.author Dimitrova, Asya, 1988-
dc.contributor.author Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Ranzani, Otavio
dc.contributor.author Adli, Mazda
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-05T05:50:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-05T05:50:50Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Tonne C, Adair L, Adlakha D, Anguelovski I, Belesova K, Berger M et al. Defining pathways to healthy sustainable urban development. Environ Int. 2021 Jan;146:106236. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106236
dc.identifier.issn 0160-4120
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52982
dc.description.abstract Goals and pathways to achieve sustainable urban development have multiple interlinkages with human health and wellbeing. However, these interlinkages have not been examined in depth in recent discussions on urban sustainability and global urban science. This paper fills that gap by elaborating in detail the multiple links between urban sustainability and human health and by mapping research gaps at the interface of health and urban sustainability sciences. As researchers from a broad range of disciplines, we aimed to: 1) define the process of urbanization, highlighting distinctions from related concepts to support improved conceptual rigour in health research; 2) review the evidence linking health with urbanization, urbanicity, and cities and identify cross-cutting issues; and 3) highlight new research approaches needed to study complex urban systems and their links with health. This novel, comprehensive knowledge synthesis addresses issue of interest across multiple disciplines. Our review of concepts of urban development should be of particular value to researchers and practitioners in the health sciences, while our review of the links between urban environments and health should be of particular interest to those outside of public health. We identify specific actions to promote health through sustainable urban development that leaves no one behind, including: integrated planning; evidence-informed policy-making; and monitoring the implementation of policies. We also highlight the critical role of effective governance and equity-driven planning in progress towards sustainable, healthy, and just urban development.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Environ Int. 2021 Jan;146:106236
dc.rights © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Defining pathways to healthy sustainable urban development
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106236
dc.subject.keyword Cities
dc.subject.keyword Health
dc.subject.keyword Mental health
dc.subject.keyword Urban extent
dc.subject.keyword Urbanicity
dc.subject.keyword Urbanization
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