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Contributors Foreword SECTION 1: Why cities, why health 1. The present and future of cities Sandro Galea, Catherine K. Ettman, David Vlahov 2. Why cities and health? Cities as a determinant of health Catherine K. Ettman, David Vlahov, Sandro Galea SECTION 2: Health challenges and opportunities in cities 3. Economic conditions Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Alexander C. Tsai 4. Reducing poverty, improving health Sanjay Basu 5. Housing Roshanak Mehdipanah, Alexa K. Eisenberg, Amy J. Schulz 6. Transportation Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Haneen Khreis 7. Aging populations Kathleen A. Cagney 8. Children and adolescents in cities Shakira F. Suglia 9. Inequities in cities and in urban health Ben Brisbois, Patricia O'Campo, Janisha Kamalanathan 10. Migration Sabrina Hermosilla, Tahilia J. Rebello 11. Education Jennifer Karas Montez, Amy Ellen Schwartz 12. Healthy places to play, learn, and develop Renee Boynton-Jarrett 13. Pollution Jonathan M. Samet 14. Climate change and the health of urban populations Patrick L. Kinney 15. Crime and criminal justice in cities Matt Vogel, Steven F. Messner 16. Improving access to healthy food in cities Monica L. Wang, Marisa Otis 17. Disasters James M. Shultz SECTION 3: Methods and approaches to understanding health in cities 18. History Richard Rodger 19. A systems science approach to urban health Danielle C. Ompad, Yesim Tozan 20. Sociology Lei Jin, Eric Fong, Chenyu Ye 21.Urban planning: leveraging the urban planning system to shape healthy cities Helen Pineo, Nici Zimmermann, Mike Davies 22. Health services research: studying health care services in the city Michael K. Gusmano 23. Environmental Health Impact Assessment Carlos Dora 24. Multi-level perspectives on urban health Dustin T. Duncan, Yazan A. Al-Ajlouni, Ilgaz Hisirci, Basile Chaix 25. Cells-to-society approaches Guia Guffanti 26. Social networks Abby E. Rudolph 27. Urban design Oliver Gruebner, Layla McCay 28. Urban land use and health Rohan Simkin, Karen C. Seto 29. Community-based participatory research: an approach to research in the urban context Barbara A. Israel, Amy J. Schulz, Chris M. Coombe, Edith A. Parker, Angela G. Reyes, Zachary Rowe, Richard L. Lichtenstein SECTION 4: Case studies in urban health 30. The Healthy Cities movement Agis D. Tsouros 31. The Partnership for Healthy Cities: activating urban governments as engines of public health practice Ariella Rojhani, Charity Hung, Sally Chew, Christina Honeysett, Sandra Mullin, Adam Karpati 32. CityHealth: policies for today's urban health challenges Brian C. Castrucci, Elizabeth A. Corcoran, Shelley L. Hearne, Katie Keith, Elizabeth Voyles, Catherine Patterson 33. New York City: the Fit City example Karen Lee 34. Boston, a case study Russ Lopez 35. Richmond, CA: health equity in all urban policies Jason Corburn, Joseph S. Griffin 36. Case studies in urban health: Nairobi, Kenya Alex Ezeh, Blessing Mberu 37. Observatory for urban health in Belo Horizonte City: an innovative and cross-sectoral collaboration in urban health Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa, Amelia Augusta de Lima Friche 38. Rapid urbanization in China Brian J. Hall, Teng Ieng Leong, Wen Chen 39. Regional planning for health David Siscovick, Mandu Sen, Chris Jones 40. Going biophilic, living and working in biophilic buildings Jie Yin, John D. Spengler SECTION 5: The future of cities, the future of health 41. City health departments: leading urban public health practice Daniel Kass, Thomas Matte, Adam Karpati 42. City leadership for health, equity, and sustainable development Agis D. Tsouros 43. Teaching urban health Nicholas Freudenberg 44. Urban health: looking to the future David Vlahov, Catherine K. Ettman, Sandro Galea Index

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Sandro Galea is Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health at Boston University. He is a past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Society for Population Health Science, chair-elect of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Catherine K. Ettman is Chief of Staff at the Boston University School of Public Health and a doctoral student at the Brown University School of Public Health. She is interested in the non-health policies that shape health in urban areas. David Vlahov is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Nursing at Yale University. He is former Dean of the University of California School of Nursing, founding president of the International Society for Urban Health, editor of the Journal of Urban Health, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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