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For centuries, an antagonistic separation between the urban and rural environments has been ingrained into our social fabric. Part of a wider the nature-culture divide, this demarcation between industrialising societies and the natural environment, h...
The frequency and intensity of disasters and other emergencies are increasing. [1] In 2015, there were 346 disasters reported. These disasters have extensive impact on the urban resilience and sustainable development, with potential short a...
When John Snow pulled the handle off a London water pump in 1894, he did more than halt a deadly cholera epidemic: he helped initiate the field of urban public health. Since then, citymakers and health professionals all over the world have asked them...
Over two centuries of carbon-intensive and market-oriented urban developments have led to widespread environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, socio-economic polarization and unhuman relationships amidst affluence, technological advancement an...

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