Special Issue "Urban Environment and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: spatial statistics; disease mapping; environmental epidemiology; surveillance; global health; bayesian profiling; health impact assessment
Interests: environmental epidemiology; environmental pollution; environmental/public health; environmental exposure; health impact assessment
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According to the World Health Organization, “urbanization is one of the leading global trends of the 21st century that has a significant impact on health”. In 2018, 55% of the world’s population resided in urban areas, and this percentage is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.
Urban population growth is closely related to the environmental dimension of sustainable development, and a poorly managed urbanization can increase environmental pollution issues, especially increase in the levels of air pollution, contamination of food and drinking water, poor sanitation, noise and odor pollution, physical inactivity, and cramped living conditions. Moreover, residents in urban areas are different in terms of socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic backgrounds, leading to more apparent disparities and health inequalities across neighborhoods. Evidence from several studies have shown that the phenomenon of residential segregation is associated with an increase in health risks, which in turn is associated with higher environmental exposures.
A deeper understanding of the complex interactions between human health and urban environment is needed to address interventions in minimizing environmental risk exposure, reducing the burden of related diseases, suggesting correct and sustainable lifestyles, and decreasing health disparities. The engagement of different stakeholder groups is crucial for creating holistic solutions that serve all the community.
This Special Issue would like to receive manuscripts on epidemiological studies which provide evidence on the current status of environmental determinants of health in urban areas. Research articles that will take into account social aspects, such as gentrification, socioeconomic status, sociocultural profiles, anthropological aspects, gender mainstreaming, and psychological factors in addition to environmental aspects are welcome.
Prof. Dolores Catelan
Dr. Gabriele Donzelli
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- environmental epidemiology
- environmental pollution
- environmental/public health
- environmental exposure
- health impact assessment