Healthy cities and sustainable innovation

Zhao, Shasha ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Healthy cities and sustainable innovation. In: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Leal Filho, Walter, Azul, Anabela Marisa, Brandli, Luciana, Özuyar, Pinar Gökcin and Wall, Tony, eds. Encyclopedia of UN Sustainable Development Goals . Springer, Cham. e-ISBN 9783319710617. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_58-1)

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In this chapter, the conceptualization of healthy city including its characteristics and societal benefits are discussed. To build and sustain healthy cities, a well-established approach found in literature is reviewed. Furthermore, more recent literature has been calling for more effective city-level systems to deal with constant and fast-changing city health conditions as city-immigration is hitting global record high and thus the challenge is ever more difficult. A particularly debated area is the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on health of cities of host countries. Recent emerging trend identifiable in recent literature is the seeking and promotion of building technologically-smart and resource-sustainable cities. The chapter concludes by highlighting some important future considerations for public policy bodies.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 27936
Notes on copyright: This is an author accepted manuscript version of section published in Sustainable Cities and Communities. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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Depositing User: Shasha Zhao
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 14:45
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 19:24

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