This book presents essential insights into lifelong learning and education in healthy and sustainable cities, providing a basis for strategies to help achieve the 2030 Agenda sustainable development and health promotion goals. The interface between environment, health and lifelong learning is fundamental to attaining these goals, and as such, the book gathers interdisciplinary reflections from researchers, educators and other experts concerning the links between environmental quality, human health, human education and well-being, and addressing inequality, unplanned urbanization, migration, lifestyles, and consumption and production patterns. Topics include: Urban planning to address inequality in health and urban poverty; Healthy cities and healthy environments; Governance for sustainable development; Social determinants of health oriented on sustainable development goals; Education and lifelong learning for sustainability; Energy security, access and efficiency; Sustainable cities, buildings and infrastructure.
Ulisses M Azeiteiro is a Senior Professor (Associate Professor with Habilitation and Tenure), Coordinator of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Assets Unit from the Biology Department and Integrated Member/Senior Researcher of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro in Portugal. His main interests are the Impacts of Climate Change in the Marine Environment (Biology and Ecology of Global Change) and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development (Social and Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change). Research Coordinator since 2008 he was a member of several evaluation panels from research projects and grants (International, European and National-Portuguese and outside Portugal), member of the organizing and scientific committees of more than 100 international and national congresses, member of more than 150 exam panels for viva voice examinations (for Ph.D and MSc) and career assessment and supervised over 50 postgraduate students (MSc and Ph.D students). Professor Ulisses M Azeiteiro has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 200 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals
Marco Akerman full-time Professor, School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Chair of the Working Group on Health Promotion and Sustainable Development of the Brazilian Association of Public Health. Former PAHO Regional Consultant on Local Development and Health and Focal Point on Social Determinants of Health. Dr. Marco Akerman focuses his consulting activities, teaching and research in the areas of evaluation of public policies, intersectoral and social determinants of health. In 2014, he led a review process of the National Health Promotion Policy in Brazil activating multiple simultaneous movements with intense social participation.
Walter Leal Filho is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Applications of Life Sciences" at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 300 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.
Andréia Faraoni Freitas Setti is a Ph.D Researcher at the Center for Studies, Research and Documentation of Healthy Cities at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil and Integrated Researcher at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro in Portugal. She has experience in Law, Environmental Education, Public Health, Public Management, especially in health promotion, sustainable development, strategic planning and management and the evaluation and monitoring of public policies.
Luciana Brandli Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the University of Passo Fundo, Brazil, working in the Ph.D Program in Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment. Her current research interests include sustainability in higher education and green campus, environment management, management of urban infrastructure, sustainable cities and green buildings. She supervises a number of Masters and doctoral students on engineering, environment and sustainability issues, and has in excess of 150 publications.
Coping with Climate Change Effects on Urban Infrastructure - Problem Structuring Based on Value-Focused Thinking Methodology.- Participatory GIS for Urban Sustainability and Resilience.- The Regional Development Councils of Rio Grande do Sul as a Model of Participated Regional Management. Comparative Case Study.- Participation in Urban Planning.- The Urban Planning Guided by Indicators and Best Practices- Three Case Studies in the South of Brazil.- Nature, People and Place- Informing the Design of Urban Environments in Harmony with Nature through the Space - Nature Syntax.- Public Policies to Live Well in Harmony Nature.- Health and the Urban- Multiple Threads Interconnecting Health in the City.- Making Rural and Urban Connections by Integrating Nutrition and Agriculture- A Case Study of Food and Nutrition Security Instruments in Brazil.- Health and Sustainability- Reinforcing Public and Private Engagement through Tertiary Institutions.