Hidden cities: Unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings
Hidden cities highlights the challenges and opportunities urbanization brings and its effect on the well-being of all urbanites. While it is generally understood that city dwellers on average, enjoy better health than their rural counterparts, very little is nown about health differences that exist within cities. The report Hidden Cities reveals the urban health inequities that are the result of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work and age, and the health systems they can access. No city – large or small, rich or poor, east or west, north or south – has been show to be immune to the problem of health inequity. The future of our urban world has yet to be realized, but brings both a price and a promise. To what extent we will pay the price, as opposed to fulfilling the promise is in our hands.
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