Special Issue "Salutogenic Cities for Chronic Diseases Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Margherita Ferrante
Several already-identified points connecting urban features and public health have been reported, enforcing the importance of building hygiene and claims a pivotal role in urban planning strategies for the management of diseases prevention and health promotion activities. Healthy cities are for designing effective strategic actions and best practices to develop urban regeneration interventions and improve the urban quality of contemporary cities. Several key strategic objectives can be useful for promoting urban planning interventions that guide citizens towards healthy behaviors, improving living conditions in the urban context, making buildings and accessible and inclusive cities, with a special focus on the frail population and its direct influence with regards to chronic disease incidences, such as diabetes, dementia, heart and vascular diseases, asthma, COPD, etc. Encouraging the foundation of resilient urban areas, together the support of the development of new economies and employment through urban renewal interventions, can permit to tackle social inequalities, a determinant of health, particularly important with regards to chronic diseases. The introduction of qualitative and quantitative performance tools, capable of measuring a city's attitude to promote healthy lifestyles and to monitor the population's health status are of pivotal importance for knowledge and accessibility to information regarding non-communicable diseases and their prevention. Physician experts, in hygiene, preventive medicine, public health and technicians as architects, urban planners and engineers, are needed to deepen the research topic of urban health to add an innovative and more integrated tool for the prevention of chronic diseases. As said in all scenarios of environmental hygiene, the strict relationship between health and environment is not discussed through a building hygiene approach, so we need to enrich the prevention methodology through direct action on urban buildings and building quality intended for domestic use
Prof. Dr. Margherita Ferrante
Prof. Stefano Capolongo
Prof. Oliveri Conti Gea
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- Urban health
- Healthy city
- Non-communicable diseases
- Risk management