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Title: Healthy Cities and Healthy Villages: how to tackle health and environmental problems in urban and rural areas
Authors: Khosh Chashm, Kaiumars
Issue Date: 1995
Language: English
Abstract: The countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region are experiencing rapid urbanization. Cities and local authorities have limited resources and cannot provide essential services. Also, many rural communities suffer from a lack of proper environmental facilities. The traditional approaches, where cities and local authorities are expected to provide and maintain all services, are failing. "Healthy Cities" and "Healthy Villages" concepts provide a unique opportunity for people and authorities to build a partnership to overcome their problems. This paper examines the problems of rapid urbanization, explains the "Healthy Cities" and "Healthy Villages" concepts and shows why they provide an effective strategy for overcoming the problems in urban and rural areas of the Region
Description: 103-111
Keywords: Health
Environment
Urban Population
Rural Population
Subject: City Planning
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117128
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0101/emhj_1995_1_1_103_111.pdf
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