Health, Violence, Environment and Human Development in Developing Countries


Alexander Cotte Poveda (Editor)
Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany

Inés Pardo Martínez (Editor)
Energy and Climate Studies, Department of Energy Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Series: Countries of the World: Developments, Issues and U.S. Relations
BISAC: SOC042000

Currently, developing countries seeking to maintain a sustained long-term growth is a key factor in increasing the welfare of their populations. Topics such as health, violence and the environment are decisive factors for strengthening human development and achieving sustainable development in these countries that have a variety of resources, accompanied by problems with corruption and governance.

It is for this reason that this book, which focuses on health, violence, the environment and human development from the different perspectives of these countries, is integral for furthering a well-rounded discussion of this topic. Hence, the book combines different scientific approaches for enhancing our understanding of human development by analyzing health, violence and the environment in several developing countries. This text will be essential for anyone that is interested in strengthening human development in developing countries and formulating new strategies for improving health and sustainability development, while decreasing violence and urbanization problems. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Different Look at Environmental Health: Social and Environmental Inequities in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, Brazil
(Silvana Audrá Cutolo and Leandro Luiz Giatti, Departamento de Saúde Ambiental, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP), Brazil)

Chapter 2. Municipal Sanitation Plans in Brazil as a Tool for Planning and Cooperation to Addressing the Millennium Development Goals
(Dieter Wartchow and Giuliano Crauss Daronco, Instituto de Pesquisas Hidráulicas, UFRGS, Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Geographical Information System: Solution to Nigeria’s Public Health Challenges
(Adebayo Peter Idowu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

Chapter 4. Health-Poverty Trap in Nigeria: Implications for Economic Development
(Kanayo Ogujiuba and Oluwasola Omoju, Research Division, National Institute for Legislative Studies, National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria)

Chapter 5. Explaining the Violence and Crime in Colombia: A Criminometric Approach
(Alexander Cotte Poveda, Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, and others)

Chapter 6. Water and Poverty: A Study of the Colombian Orinoquía Region
(Gustavo Correa Assmus, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 7. An Evaluation of the Environmental Performance of Bus Rapid Transit and the Contribution to Public Policy in Emerging Cities Using Bogota as a Case Study
(Luis Gabriel Carmona Aparicio and Adriana Ocampo Garcia, CIRCE, Centre of Research for Energy Resources and Consumption, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and others)

Chapter 8. Effects of Urbanisation and Suburbanisation on Health in the Bogotá Region
(Clara Inés Pardo Martínez and William H. Alfonso Piña, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 9. Violence and Social Aspects in the Seven Most Important Cities in Colombia: Evidence from a Panel Data Model
(Alexander Cotte Poveda, Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, and others)

Chapter 10. In Search for Sustainable Development of La Libertad Region, Peru: A System Dynamics Integration of Ecological, Economic and Social Issues
(Alfonso Martínez Valderrama, Silvio Martínez-Vicente and Ricardo Rodríguez-Ulloa, Simulacion Dinámica, S.L., Spain, and others)

Chapter 11. Modeling for Sustainable Development of a Peruvian River Basin: A System Dynamics Approach
(Ricardo A. Rodríguez-Ulloa, CENTRUM Católica Business School,
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Perú)


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