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Health as the pulse of the new urban agenda: United Nations conference on housing and sustainable urban development, Quito, October 2016.

October 20, 2016/ WHO Document Production Services

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This paper was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), in close consultation with international experts and organizations working on urban health and development. It draws on input from a wide range of experts and practitioners, including actors and stakeholders from government, civil society organizations and academia who participated in an expert group meeting held in Paris, in side events held during preparatory meetings for Habitat III, and in an Urban Tinkers Campus hosted by the United Nations University in Kuala Lumpur. It also draws signifcantly on the Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, Healthier Cities for Sustainable Development, produced earlier this year by the World Health Organization Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). More broadly, this document builds on decades of theory and practice in urban health, and re?ects the ideas and insights of a diverse and dedicated community. of researchers and practitioners focused on achieving healthy cities. Te hosts of the above events included Norway, Ghana, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the International Council for Science, United Nations University in Kuala Lumpur, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, WHO Regional Ofce for Europe, UNHabitat and WHO. Te text was developed by Dr.Carlos Dora of WHO, with Jonathan Mingle as a lead writer and editorial oversight provided by Elaine Fletcher. It incorporates comments from Basel Al-Yousf, Jessica Beagley, Jo Ivey Bou?ord, Matthias Braubach, Emmanuel Ebikeme, Marcus Grant, Trevor Hancock, Mazen Malkawi, Marit Pettersen, Nathalie Roebbel, Alejandra Rossetti, Eugenio Villar Montesinos and Sotiris Vardoulakis, among others. Oversight was provided by Dr. Maria Neira, Director of WHO’s Department of Public Health and Environment, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health. The full list of authors and contributors, and their afliations, is included at the end of this document.

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