Research for City Practice

Marcus Grant (Editor), Caroline Brown (Editor), Hannah Badland, Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Melanie Davern, Franz W. Gatzweiler, Billie Giles-Corti, Lucy Gunn, Emily J. Henderson, Carl Higgs, Saroj Jayasinghe, Lydia Kakooza, Amelia A. Lake, Jenn Leiferman, Jill Litt, Heather Mackay, Suzanne Mavoa, Beth McManus, Ebele Mogo, Frank MugaggaLookman Oshodi, Stefan Reis, Betsy Risendal, Rebecca Roberts, Koen Simons, Tim G. Townshend, Karen Villanueva, Carolyn Whitzman, Yi Zhang

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    Abstract

    CITY KNOW-HOW: Human health and planetary health are both influenced by city lifestyles, city leadership, and city development. For both, worrying trends are leading to increasing concern. It is imperative that both become core foci in urban policy. Changing the trajectory will require concerted action. The journal Cities & Health journal is dedicated to supporting the flow of knowledge, in all directions to help make this happen. We want to support communication between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, communities and decision-makers in cities. This is the purpose of this City Know-how section of the journal. ‘Research for city practice’ disseminates lessons from research, explaining the key messages for city leaders, communities and the professions involved in city policy and practice. ‘City shorts’ provide glimpses of what is being attempted or achieved. ‘Case studies’ are where you will find evaluations of interventions and ‘Commentary and debate’ helps extend the conversations we are having and develop much needed new thinking. Join in these conversations. In service to strengthening the community of interest, we would like to include many and varied voices, including those from younger practitioners and researchers, connected with supporting health and health equity in everyday urban lives.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)108-119
    Number of pages12
    JournalCities and Health
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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