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Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace in the Day the World Stopped

Gebonden Engels 2021 9789811648878
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This book covers the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace.

'Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace' is the first book that attempts to put these three critical areas together. This novelty approaches the subject matter by delving into evaluating what works, what does not work, and what should be done to achieve healthy cities. We believe this book will be beneficial to a wide range of stakeholders, particularly policymakers, planners, and developers, who continuously shape and reshape the structure and environments of our cities and communities. Unfortunately, in most cases, the healthiness of the cities may not be of their immediate concern. Nevertheless, it is the concern of the end-users, citizens, or simply those who live and work in cities and communities worldwide. To safeguard peace in cities, one has to consider sustaining urban health; and that is the main aim of this book.

 The ongoing pandemic gives us an excellent reason to study cities' health. During such a disruptive time, we detect many flaws in cities and communities around the world. We primarily identify the negative impacts on sustainability and peace in cities. In order to sustain a healthy city, this book evaluates six sustainability dimensions of physical, environmental, economic, social, institutional, and technical. It then utilizes eight primary dimensions of positive peace, evaluating critical areas for future considerations in urbanism. These considerations include making cities smarter, more resilient, and more sustainable. The book's ultimate goal is to highlight how we should progress to maintain and sustain urban health.

As a continuation to 'The City in Need,', this book covers the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace. Furthermore, by reflecting on the ongoing pandemic crisis, metaphorically labelled as 'The Day the World Stopped,', we delve into some key areas beyond the usual planning and policy guidelines. Lastly, the book intends to highlight what has not been studied before, i.e., the relationship between urban health, sustainability, and peace.

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ISBN13:9789811648878
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Uitgever:Springer Nature Singapore
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<p>Chapter 1 – Urban Health during the Pandemic: Why does it matter?<br></p><p></p><p>1.1 A General Overview of Urban Health in the Day the World Stopped</p><p>1.2 A Brief Discussion about ‘Urban Health Equity’</p><p>1.3 Urban Health and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)</p><p>1.4 Structure of the Book: Maintaining Health, Sustainability, and Peace in Cities</p><p>References </p><p>Chapter 2 – Signifying the Correlation between Urban Health, Sustainability, and Positive </p><p>Peace</p><p>2.1 The Significance of Inequalities and Facing the Pandemic</p><p>2.1.1 Beyond the Three Primary P’s: Planning, Policies, and People</p>2.2 Introduction to Positive Peace for Healthy Cities<p></p><p>2.2.1 Positive Peace Pillars or Domains</p><p>2.2.2 Positive Peace Dimensions and Sustainability</p><p>2.3 Introduction to Sustainability Dimensions for Healthy Cities </p><p>2.4 A Summary: Correlation between Health, Sustainability, and Peace (HSP)</p><p>References </p><p>Part I: Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Physical Dimension”</p><p>Chapter 3 – The Role of Urban Density and Land Use Planning in Keeping the Cities Healthy</p><p>3.1 A General Overview of Urban Density and Land Use Planning</p><p>3.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>3.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>3.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 4 – Resilient Urban Form: There is no Myth in Enhancing Resilience through Urban </p><p>Morphologies</p><p>4.1 A General Overview of Resilient Urban Form and Morphologies</p><p>4.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>4.3 Addressing the Flaws4.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 5 - Critical Infrastructures and Safeguarding the City’s Sustainability and Peace</p><p>5.1 A General Overview of Critical Infrastructures in Cities</p><p>5.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>5.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>5.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Part II: Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Environmental</p><p>Dimension”</p><p>Chapter 6 - Well-Functioning Government and Peaceful Living Environments</p><p>6.1 A General Overview of Well-functioning Government for the Urban Environments</p><p>6.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>6.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>6.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 7 - The City needs its Essential Systems: Sustaining the Primary Operations</p><p>7.1 A General Overview of Urban Essential Systems from the Environmental Sustainability </p><p>Perspective</p><p>7.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>7.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>7.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 8 - Resource Efficiency and Distribution: Healthy Environments for Healthy Cities</p><p>8.1 A General Overview of Healthy Resource Efficiency and Distribution</p><p>8.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>8.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>8.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Part III: Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Economic Dimension”</p><p>Chapter 9 - Healthy Business Environment and Facing Intolerable Disruptions</p><p>9.1 A Brief Exploration: Healthy or Sound Business Environment in Cities</p>9.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic<p></p><p>9.3 Addressing the Flaws </p><p>9.4 A Summary</p><p>ReferencesChapter 10 - Low Level of Corruption: A Crossover between Economy and Institutional </p><p>Structures</p><p>10.1 A Brief Exploration: Low Level of Corruption in Achieving Economic Sustainability</p><p>10.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>10.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>10.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 11 - The Role of Supply Chain Resilience in Contemporary Age</p><p>11.1 A Brief Exploration: Supply Chain Resilience and Healthy Economies</p>11.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic<p></p><p>11.3 Addressing the Flaws</p><p>11.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Part IV: Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Social Dimension”</p><p>Chapter 12 - Information Sharing for a Healthier Society: More than just big data and </p><p>information-based platforms</p><p>12.1 A Brief Exploration: Information Sharing and Healthy Society</p><p>12.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>12.3 Suggestions against the Common Flaws</p><p>12.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 13 - Human Capital and Equity: When the City Needs its People</p>13.1 A Brief Exploration: Human Capital and Equity in People-centric Cities and Communities<p></p><p>13.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>13.3 Suggestions against the Common Flaws</p><p>13.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 14 - Social and Public Life during Disruptive Times: A Public Realm Perspective</p><p>14.1 A Brief Exploration: Public Life, Social Life, and Public Realms of Cities</p><p>14.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>14.3 Suggestions against the Common Flaws</p><p>14.4 A Summary</p><p>ReferencesPart V: Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Institutional</p><p>Dimension”</p>Chapter 15 - Public Rights and Maintaining the City’s Social and Public Services<p></p><p>15.1 A Brief Exploration: Public Rights and Achieving Healthy Public Services</p><p>15.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>15.3 Suggestions against the Common Flaws</p><p>15.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 16 - Good Relations with Neighbours: Sustainability of Cities beyond their Borders</p><p>16.1 A Brief Exploration: Good Relations that Matter the Most</p><p>16.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>16.3 Suggestions against the Common Flaws</p><p>16.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p>Chapter 17 - Public Networks and Keeping the Support: Exploring a Better Governance for a <p></p><p>Healthier Future</p><p>17.1 A Brief Exploration: Public Networks for Healthy Society</p><p>17.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>17.3 Suggestions against the Common Flaws</p><p>17.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Part VI: Sustainability and Peace: “Urban Health from the Technical Dimension”</p><p>Chapter 18 - Technology Availability and Accessibility: Dealing with the Issues of Digital Divide</p><p>18.1 Knowing more about Technology Availability and Accessibility</p><p>18.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>18.3 Addressing Issues of Digital Divide</p><p>18.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 19 - Asset and Facilities Management from the Technical Perspective</p><p>19.1 Knowing more about Asset and Facilities Management</p><p>19.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>19.3 Dealing with Shortfalls and Shortages in Cities</p><p>19.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 20 - Smart Platforms and Technical Solutions: Can We Really Achieve Smart-Resilient </p><p>Models?20.1 Knowing more about Smart Platforms and Technical Solutions</p><p>20.2 Reflecting on How Cities Reacted during the Pandemic</p><p>20.3 Achieving Smart-Resilient Cities and Communities</p><p>20.4 A Summary</p><p>References</p><p>Chapter 21 - From ‘The City in Need’ to ‘The City We Need’</p><p>21.1 Reflecting on the Missing ‘Balance’</p><p>21.2 Learning from the Day the World (almost) Stopped</p><p>21.3 Future Research on the Health-Sustainability-Peace (HSP) Nexus</p><p>21.3.1 Sustainability Transitions</p><p>21.3.2 Scientific and Critical Peace Education</p><p>21.3.3 Peacebuilding Processes and Action Plans</p><p>21.3.4 Smart-Resilient Perspectives, Pathways, and Practices</p><p>21.3.5 Responding to the Deteriorating/Missing Balance</p><p>21.4 Towards the City We Need</p><p>References</p><p> </p><p>INDEX</p><p></p>

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