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"This is a stunning source for practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and scholars drawn to bettering the lives and future health of people and households in city settings. This publication offers the most up-tp-date frameworks, learn, and methods for figuring out how certain good points of the city actual and social environments that form the healthiness of over half the world's inhabitants that's already dwelling in huge towns. Its interdisciplinary examine and perform concentration is a welcome innovation."
—Hortensia Amaro, affiliate dean, city future health learn; unique Professor, Bouve collage of health and wellbeing Sciences; and director, Institute on city well-being study, Northeastern collage
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—Stephen Lepore, professor and PhD application director, division of Public future health, Temple University
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