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Urban health inequities and the added pressure of climate change: an action-oriented research agenda

Hancock, Trevor; Kjellstrom, Tord; McGranahan, Gordon; Monge, Patricia; Roy, Joyashree; Friel, Sharon

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Climate change will likely exacerbate already existing urban social inequities and health risks, thereby exacerbating existing urban health inequities. Cities in low and middle-income countries are particularly vulnerable. Urbanization is both a cause of and potential solution to global climate change. Most population growth in the foreseeable future will occur in urban areas primarily in developing countries. How this growth is managed has enormous implications for climate change given the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11673
Source: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 88. 5 (2011): 886-895
DOI: 10.1007/s11524-011-9607-0

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