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Recognising the potential of cities

Cities can contribute to, rather than threaten, a healthier and more ecologically sustainable future

Cities have never enjoyed a good reputation for health. In many African and Asian cities, health problems and life expectancies are still as bad as in 19th century cities in Europe and North America. Yet other cities have some of the world’s highest life expectancies.

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  • External: X00055
  • Published: Dec 2011 - BMJ
  • Theme: Urban
  • Source pub: British Medical Journal - Editorial
  • Journal ref: Vol 343, Issue 7836
  • Language: English

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Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7979