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Urbanization

More than half the world’s population now resides in cities. Urbanization in low-income countries could offer billions of people better access to jobs and health-care services and a gateway to the world economy. To reap those benefits, those nations will have to confront the looming health and environmental challenges of urban life. This section examines the ways in which health and infectious diseases shape urbanization, but also the ways in which cities will define the future of global health.

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The Lost Cities and Towns of Asia and Africa

A global definition of cities means better understanding of local urban health

Unseen Diversity, From Jungle Hut to City Flat

Study explores how diversity of chemicals and microbes changes along an “urbanization gradient” across Amazon rainforest

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Urbanization

Pandemic, a Game Gone Viral

An interview with Matt Leacock, creator of the popular 10-year-old board game, on the art of designing cooperative play

Urbanization

The Lost Cities and Towns of Asia and Africa

A global definition of cities means better understanding of local urban health

Urbanization

What’s to Blame for Dengue’s Rise? It’s not Only Climate Change

Fueled by urbanization disease will threaten 6 billion people by 2080, with economically-disadvantaged areas hardest hit