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Rights, knowledge, and governance for improved health equity in urban settings

Barten, Francoise; Akerman, Marco; Becker, Daniel; Hancock, Trevor; Mwatsama, Modi; Rice, Marilyn; Sheuya, Shaaban; Stern, Ruth; Friel, Sharon


All three of the interacting aspects of daily urban life (physical environment, social conditions, and the added pressure of climate change) that affect health inequities are nested within the concept of urban governance, which has the task of understanding and managing the interactions among these different factors so that all three can be improved together and coherently. Governance is defined as: "the process of collective decision making and processes by which decisions are implemented or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 88.5 (2011): 896-905
DOI: 10.1007/s11524-011-9608-z


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