With more than half of the world’s population now living in urban areas, public health is increasingly being shaped by the ways in which cities are planned and run. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Dean Linda P. Fried and New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley explored the intersection between public health and the urban landscape. They discussed how new health challenges– such as the rising incidence of non-communicable diseases and the trend towards ageing populations– arising from the rapid flow of people into cities in developing countries call for new and sustainable interventions.
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Lunch Keynote I Healthy Cities: The Future of Global Health | GBCHealth Conference 2013

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