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Will considerations of environmental sustainability revitalise the policy links between the urban environment and health?

McMichael, Anthony


This paper explores when and how considerations of population health have influenced the creation, planning and management of cities. Cities--now the dominant human habitat--must be planned and managed sustainably in a world that is manifestly experiencing increasing environmental and social strains. Early industrialisation entailed crowding, squalor and industrial environmental blight; the two great associated public health hazards were infectious diseases and air pollution. These hazards have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: NSW Public Health Bulletin
DOI: 10.1071/NB07023


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