Healthy Cities, Neighbourhoods and Homes
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This issue includes: a case study of the healthy municipalities programme in León (Nicaragua), stakeholder evaluations of healthy city programmes in two cities in Bangladesh and an overview of the content and range of Healthy City programmes around the world; case studies on how environmental problems have changed in Mexico City over the last decade and on the effectiveness of an air pollution control programme in Sao Paulo; a study of a fund in Thailand that has supported a great range of community-directed environmental improvements; a discussion of the often neglected and highly cost-effective role of basic infrastructure in health improvements; many papers on water, sanitation and drainage, including a paper on sanitation in Indian cities, small scale water and sanitation entrepreneurs, the links between health and sanitation in Betim, controlling malaria, and the work of the Indian sanitation NGO Sulabh;- the contribution of self-help extensions to housing improvement in Dhaka and the potential of micro-finance to support better housing with a case study from Bolivia; and papers on rural-urban links in Bangladesh, NGOs in Mumbai and land markets in Lae (Papua New Guinea).