Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications

Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 0128243147
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications Book Excerpt:

Surveying the Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Implications: Urban Health, Data Technology and Political Economy explores social, economic, and policy impacts of COVID-19 that will persist for some time. This timely book surveys the COVID-19 from a holistic, high level perspective, examining such topics as Urban health policy responses impact on cities economies, Urban economic impacts of supply chain disruption, The need for coherent short term urban policies that aligns with long term goals, The rise to citizen science initiatives, The role of open data, The need for protocols to support research collaborations, Building larger infectious disease modelling datasets, NS Advanced computing tools for health policy. Includes the most hot topical issues surrounding COVID-19 Provides an urban viewpoint on COVID-19 and its effects on urban health Presents a multidisciplinary perspective

Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme

Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme
Author: Franz W. Gatzweiler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-09-26
ISBN: 9789811925221
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme Book Excerpt:

This book presents the background and context of an urban health issue, research findings, and recommendations for policy/decision-makers and action-takers. This book is a collection of policy briefs produced from research presented at the 16th Conference on Urban Health in Xiamen, China, during November 4–8, 2019, under the theme “People Oriented Urbanisation: Transforming Cities for Health and Well-Being,” co-organized by the Urban Health and Wellbeing (UHWB) programme of the International Science Council (ISC), The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements in Shenzhen, China, during October 15–16, 2020, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences & Technology (CAST) International Conference on "Digital economy and green development" held during November 2020. The UHWB programme takes an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and systemic view on issues of health and well-being in cities which include the urban economy and finance systems, education, employment, mobility and transport, food, energy and water resources, access to public services, urban planning, public spaces and urban green, as well as social inclusion. Contributions to this book have been made by scientists from multidisciplinary research fields. The policy briefs in this book provide an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral perspective on urban health and human well-being issues, primarily food security, urban infrastructure, public services, traffic and transportation, smart city building, urban health and safety, social cohesion sustainable development policies, and urban planning. In some case, it informs about urban health issues in different regions of the world, the current status, and key insights into addressing related issues, with emphasis on factual cases in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The book is intended for citizens and political decision-makers, who are interested in systems perspectives on urban health and well-being, examples of how to deal with the increasing complexity of cities and the accompanying environmental and social impacts of increasing urbanization. Furthermore, it hopes to inspire decision-makers to facilitate finding solutions, in order to reach the goal of advancing global urban health and well-being.

Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities

Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities
Author: Gabriele Pasqui
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030939790
Category: COVID-19 (Disease)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities Book Excerpt:

This book explores the effects of covid-19 crisis on cities and urban areas and proposes approaches and solutions to invert the pandemic's negative impact. The covid-19 crisis has had significant impacts on public health, on the everyday lives of millions of people, and on the use of urban spaces at all levels. All over the world, cities have been at the forefront of a crisis that have worsened socio-spatial inequalities between regions and inside urban areas. The book examines three aspects of the connection between pandemic and urban issues: the relevance of spatial and territorial variables in the explanation of pandemic dynamics and consequences in fragile cities; the assumption of radical uncertainty as the conceptual framework for a new approach to urban planning, in a phase of raise of public investments; and the design of urban policies aimed at facing the material and symbolic effects of pandemic on the practices of use of spaces and places, in a context characterized by a plurality of populations and forms of life.

Future of Tourism in Asia

Future of Tourism in Asia
Author: Anukrati Sharma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811616698
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Local Government and the COVID 19 Pandemic

Local Government and the COVID 19 Pandemic
Author: Carlos Nunes Silva
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030911128
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Survival Nexus

The Survival Nexus
Author: Charles Weiss
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 0190946261
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Survival Nexus Book Excerpt:

"The impact of science and technology on world affairs is shaped by politics, economics, business, ethics, law, psychology, and culture. This nexus is a neglected aspect of international affairs. It cuts across and unites diverse issues critical to human survival: climate change, global health, nuclear weapons, Internet governance, cybersecurity, jobs, competitiveness, poverty, hunger, and the management of new technologies like autonomous weapons, hypersonic missiles, geoengineering, and gene drivers. Advances in science and technology promise both great benefits and critical threats. Appropriate policies can stimulate and guide scientific and technological advance to create new ways to achieve a healthy environment, sustainable energy systems, equitable growth, full employment, and reduced poverty. But we are allowing technology to push ourselves into uncharted and dangerous territory. Long-standing modes of international cooperation are under increasing pressure, and we are making too little effort to strengthen and update them. Nor are we building the strong global norms that we need to manage new technologies. Underlying all of the global problems discussed in this book are considerations of basic ethics: our willingness to respect scientific facts, to act today to forestall long-run dangers, and to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits, costs, and risks from advances in science and technology"--

Pandemics The Basics

Pandemics  The Basics
Author: Elisa Pieri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1000368793
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemics The Basics Book Excerpt:

This book provides an engaging, jargon-free introduction to the threat of global pandemics, offering an overview of the many origins and triggers of pandemic events. It covers the impacts generated by novel infectious disease outbreaks across various dimensions – from social and ethical to medical and political, from media to economic and legal implications. The author discusses the preparedness strategies developed globally, the lessons learned from various outbreaks and the mitigation measures deployed — from quarantine and social distancing to data sharing and surveillance systems — including their unintended impacts. While the risk of global pandemics is certainly intensely debated by the scientific community, and increasingly by policy makers at various levels, the threat is hardly discussed in the public domain. It only permeates the media during crisis events, such as during the SARS outbreak in 2003, the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014–15, and most notably the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic crisis. This book is thus highly timely and topical. It has a global scope, whilst at times zooming in on the implications of pandemic risk and mitigation for the Global North or the Global South. Given the interdisciplinarity of the topic, this book will be of great interest to a wider non-academic audience, as well as students from a range of subjects including politics, sociology, geography, anthropology, and international development, along with entry-level medical students keen to widen their appreciation of the social dimensions of the medical work they set out to conduct.

Research and Innovation Forum 2021

Research and Innovation Forum 2021
Author: Anna Visvizi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030843114
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economic Effects of COVID 19 Related Uncertainty Shocks

Economic Effects of COVID 19 Related Uncertainty Shocks
Author: Giray Gozgor,Chi Lau
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-24
ISBN: 2889716783
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ASEAN Australia Review 2020

ASEAN Australia Review 2020
Author: Christopher Khatouki,Jonald Bagasina,Claire Woodwell,Unaesah Rahmah,Ahmad Helmi Hasbi,Heath Sloane,Aisyah Ananda Agsmy,Farah Meilia,Muhammad Ichsan,Ilyas Taufiqurrohman,Yin Li,Hilda Yanuar Jong,Daravuth Rath Sithy,Suthida Chang,Nitika Midha,Min Punia,Queenie Pearl Tomaro,Mia Dunphy,Isadora Vadasz,Shantanu Paul
Publsiher: ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2021-05-29
ISBN: 0645155403
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ASEAN Australia Review 2020 Book Excerpt:

The ASEAN Australia Review is the flagship publication of the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership (AASYP). The 2020 edition features sixteen articles from young authors across Southeast Asia and Australia on diverse range of topics centred around the theme of Australia ASEAN Cooperation.

COVID 19 pandemic impacts on Asia and the Pacific

COVID 19 pandemic impacts on Asia and the Pacific
Author: Elbehri, A., Temel, T., Burcu Ceylan, F., Mittal, S., Kularatne, D., Dawe, D.
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2022-02-14
ISBN: 9251357528
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COVID 19 pandemic impacts on Asia and the Pacific Book Excerpt:

The COVID-19 health crisis has turned into a global economic crisis, putting at risk the health, jobs and incomes of millions of people across the world. The pandemic is becoming persistent and seemingly slow to eradicate, with medium and long-term consequences affecting the trajectories of the SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) targets across the countries. Better understanding of the implications of COVID-19 containment these measures for food systems, food insecurity and malnutrition is vital to prevent this global health crisis from becoming a food crisis and to rebuilt resilient food systems. The regional review presented in this report is broad-based but provisional since we are still dealing with an active pandemic having just moved past the fourth wave (dominated by Delta variant) and now facing a new variant, Omicron (whose real impact is still under review). As we approach 2022, the world is learning to live with COVID-19 and its variants for longer than initially believed. So the numbers related to COVID-19 infections and vaccination rates are only provisional and reflect the situation as of the time of writing.

Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa

Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa
Author: Judy Kepher Gona,Lucy Atieno
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2022-03-21
ISBN: 3110702568
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the future of tourism, Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa is inclusive of experienced and emerging researchers, as well as incorporating local stakeholders in the tourism industry: architects, tourism operators, sustainable tourism lobbyists, policy makers, archaeologists, and geographers. The editors are frontline sustainable tourism advocates in Africa, and the book’s thematic content is derived from 30 inter-university seminars on sustainable tourism hosted by Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda Kenya from 2017 to November 2019. These seminars involved the participation of 17 universities in Kenya, tourism operators, conservationists, developmentalists, investors, policy makers, and students. Every chapter is a voice projecting aspirations for the responsible management of tourism in Africa and promoting the ideals of sustainable tourism that young people in Africa advocate for the industry’s future. In so doing, the authors pinpoint the necessary actions for bringing about transformations in sustainable development of tourism. The book thus seeks to encourage debate, while facilitating the development of both theoretical and practical foundations for managing tourism sustainably in Africa.

Impact Of Covid 19 On Asian Economies And Policy Responses

Impact Of Covid 19 On Asian Economies And Policy Responses
Author: Sumit Agarwal,Zhiguo He,Bernard Yeung
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-12-23
ISBN: 9811229392
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact Of Covid 19 On Asian Economies And Policy Responses Book Excerpt:

On March 12th 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spreading of the new virus, 2019-nCoV, a pandemic. In Asia, the virus, more commonly referred to as COVID-19, has been spreading since the end of December. To contain the public health threat, almost all countries enforced a variety of measures, including lockdowns, to minimize face-to-face human interactions between the infected and the susceptible.While these vigilant measures save lives, they also generate a substantial negative economic shock that immediately halts demand and significantly disrupts supply, global production value chain and trade. The consequences are dire — considerable decline in output, massive surge in unemployment, countless bankruptcy cases, and unrelentless worries over financial stability. The result, a worldwide economic setback, is more severe than that experienced during the Great Financial Crisis of 2008-2009.Asia's experiences with COVID-19 precede that in the West. This fortuitous timing allows Asia to share its learnings drawn from experiences to benefit the world.The Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research's (ABFER) community has gathered a collection of insights to inform the public. Besides providing access to research on the pandemic conducted in Asia, these commentaries offer comprehensive information on the effects of the pandemic, the effectiveness of measures employed to contain it and the subsequent economic impacts from such implementation. With granular analyses of government policies and their associated economic rescue packages, these commentaries elucidate the hard trade-offs between public health protection and economic security. Finally, the commentaries address the broader impact of the pandemic on international trade, global value chains and society.

Older Adults and COVID 19

Older Adults and COVID 19
Author: Edward Alan Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN: 1000332020
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Older Adults and COVID 19 Book Excerpt:

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people throughout the world, either directly, due to exposure to the virus, or indirectly, due to measures taken to mitigate the virus’ effects. Older adults have been particularly hard hit, dying in disproportionately higher numbers, especially in long-term care facilities. Local, regional, and national government actions taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have thus served, in part, to shield older adults from the virus, though not without adverse side effects, including increased social isolation, enhanced economic risk, revealed ageism, delayed medical treatment, and challenges getting basic needs met. This book explores the myriad ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected older adults and their families, caregivers, and communities. It proposes policies and strategies for protecting and improving the lives of older people during the pandemic. It draws lessons for aging policy and practice more generally, given underlying challenges brought to the fore by government, provider, community, and individual responses to the pandemic. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy.

Global Pandemic and Human Security

Global Pandemic and Human Security
Author: Rajib Shaw,Anjula Gurtoo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811650748
Category: Economic development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Pandemic and Human Security Book Excerpt:

This book highlights how the human security aspect has been affected by the global pandemic, based on the specific case study, field data, and evidence. COVID-19 has exemplified that the pandemic is global, but its responses are local. The responses depend on national governance and policy framework, use of technology and innovation, and peoples perceptions and behavior, among many others. There are many differences in how the pandemic has affected the rich and the poor, urban and rural sectors, development and fiscal sectors, and developed and developing nations and communities. Echoing human security principles, the 2030 Agenda emphasized a "world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want free of fear and violence with equitable and universal access to quality education, health care, and social protection.to safe drinking water and sanitation where food is sufficient, safe, affordable and nutritious where habitats are safe, resilient and sustainableand where there is universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy." These basic human security [PA1] principles and development agenda are highly affected by the global pandemic worldwide, irrespective of its development and economic status. Thus, the book highlights the nexus between human security and development issues. It has two major pillars, one is the development and the other is technology issues. These two inter-dependent topics are discussed in the perspective of the global pandemic, making this the most important feature of this book. While the world is still in the middle of a pandemic, and possibly other natural and biological hazards may affect peoples lives and livelihoods in the future, this book provides some key learning, which can be used to cope with future uncertainties, including climate risks. Thus, the book is timely and relevant to wider readers.

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia China and India 2021 Reallocating Resources for Digitalisation

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia  China and India 2021 Reallocating Resources for Digitalisation
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 9264381074
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia China and India 2021 Reallocating Resources for Digitalisation Book Excerpt:

The 2021 edition of the Outlook addresses reallocation of resources to digitalisation in response to COVID-19, with special focuses on health, education and Industry 4.0. During the COVID-19 crisis, digitalisation has proved critical to ensuring the continuity of essential services.

COVID 19 Pandemic Trajectory in the Developing World

COVID 19 Pandemic Trajectory in the Developing World
Author: Mukunda Mishra,R. B. Singh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN: 9813364408
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COVID 19 Pandemic Trajectory in the Developing World Book Excerpt:

We are witnessing an unprecedented global outbreak of COVID-19, which has been devastating in its consequences. Beyond the acute health hazard, the pandemic has carried with it other threats for mankind associated with the human economy, society, culture, psychology and politics. Amidst these multifarious dimensions of the pandemic, it is high time for global solidarity to save humankind.Human society, its ambient environment, the process of socio-economic development, and politics and power – all are drivers to establish the world order. All these parameters are intimately and integrally related. The interconnections of these three driving forces have a significant bearing on life, space and time. In parallel, the interrelationship between all these drivers is dynamic, and they are changed drastically with time and space. The statistics serve to align the thought, based on which social scientists need to understand the prevailing equation to project the unforeseen future. The trajectory of the future world helps in planning and policymaking with a scientific direction.The practitioners of all academic disciplines under the umbrella of the social sciences need a common platform to exchange ideas that may be effective in the sustainable management of the crisis and the way forward after it is mitigated. This book provides multidisciplinary contributions for expressing the solidarity of academic knowledge to fight against this global challenge. It is crucial that there should be an on-going discussion and exchange of ideas, not only from the perspective of the current times but keeping in view the preparedness for unforeseen post-COVID crises as well.

The Unequal Pandemic

The Unequal Pandemic
Author: Bambra, Clare,Lynch, Julia,Katherine E. Smith
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1447361245
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unequal Pandemic Book Excerpt:

Rated as a top 10 book about the COVID-19 pandemic by New Statesman: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2021/07/best-books-about-covid-19-pandemic EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC- ND It has been claimed that we are ‘all in it together’ and that the COVID-19 virus ‘does not discriminate’. This accessible, yet authoritative book dispels this myth of COVID-19 as an ‘equal opportunity’ disease, by showing how the pandemic is a syndemic of disease and inequality. Drawing on international data and accounts, it argues that the pandemic is unequal in three ways: it has killed unequally, been experienced unequally and will impoverish unequally. These inequalities are a political choice: with governments effectively choosing who lives and who dies, we need to learn from COVID-19 quickly to prevent growing inequality and to reduce health inequalities in the future. COVID-19 is an unequal pandemic.

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim
Author: Yizhao Yang,Anne Taufen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2022-03-16
ISBN: 100053250X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim Book Excerpt:

This handbook addresses a growing list of challenges faced by regions and cities in the Pacific Rim, drawing connections around the what, why, and how questions that are fundamental to sustainable development policies and planning practices. These include the connection between cities and surrounding landscapes, across different boundaries and scales; the persistence of environmental and development inequities; and the growing impacts of global climate change, including how physical conditions and social implications are being anticipated and addressed. Building upon localized knowledge and contextualized experiences, this edited collection brings attention to place-based approaches across the Pacific Rim and makes an important contribution to the scholarly and practical understanding of sustainable urban development models that have mostly emerged out of the Western experiences. Nine sections, each grounded in research, dialogue, and collaboration with practical examples and analysis, focus on a theme or dimension that carries critical impacts on a holistic vision of city-landscape development, such as resilient communities, ecosystem services and biodiversity, energy, water, health, and planning and engagement. This international edited collection will appeal to academics and students engaged in research involving landscape architecture, architecture, planning, public policy, law, urban studies, geography, environmental science, and area studies. It also informs policy makers, professionals, and advocates of actionable knowledge and adoptable ideas by connecting those issues with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The collection of writings presented in this book speaks to multiyear collaboration of scholars through the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Program and its global network, facilitated by SCL Annual Conferences and involving more than 100 contributors from more than 30 institutions.

Advanced Issues in the Green Economy and Sustainable Development in Emerging Market Economies

Advanced Issues in the Green Economy and Sustainable Development in Emerging Market Economies
Author: Elena G. Popkova
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-21
ISBN: 1009103334
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Issues in the Green Economy and Sustainable Development in Emerging Market Economies Book Excerpt:

This Element goes far beyond economic theory. It will also be of interest to representatives of the environmental sciences due to its focus on the “green” economy and sustainable development. It will also be interesting to the representatives of the social sciences, as it takes into account the peculiarities of emerging market economies. Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic makes this Element interesting from a health economics perspective.