Urban Health Issues: Exploring the Impacts of Big-City Living, 1st Edition

  • Richard V. Crume
  • ISBN-10: 1440861722
  • ISBN-13: 9781440861727
  • DDC: 362.1
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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According to recent statistics, 80.7 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and more than half of the world's population lives in cities. From various types of pollution to crime to overcrowding, the urban environment can have massive impacts on our physical, psychological, and social health and well-being. Moreover, while certain aspects of living in a city, such as access to health care, can improve lives, other factors can have detrimental effects and can lead to inequalities along racial and socioeconomic lines. This title examines 23 key issues related to urban health, exploring causes and consequences in depth and highlighting what cities and individuals can do to safeguard the well-being of residents. It also draws comparisons between cities in the US and the industrialized world and those in poor and developing nations, providing important global insights. Includes fascinating city case studies and illuminating interviews with experts working in a variety of fields.