Monograph Series and Other Publications

No. 1 "What Is A Healthy City?"

Author: Professor Takehito Takano

  • Introduction
  • What is a Healthy City?
  • 1. Definition
  • 2. Aim
  • 3. Characteristics
  • 4. Key aspects Why is it necessary?
  • 1. Urbanization
  • 2. Health determinants How should it be developed?
  • 1. Key process
  • 2. Three phases
  • 3. Planning
  • 4. An example action plan
  • 5. Setting approach
  • 6. Research system
  • Conclusion

No.2 Indicators for Healthy Cities

Authors: Professor Takehito Takano,Associate Professor Keiko Nakamura

  • Introduction
  • Population Health
  • Urban Infrastructure
  • Environmental Quality
  • Housing and Living Environment
  • Community Action and Activities
  • Healthcare, Welfare, and Environmental Health Service
  • Education and Empowerment
  • Income and Family Living Expenses
  • Demographics
  • Conclusion

No.3 "Healthy City Tokyo"

Author: Professor Takehito Takano

  • Introduction
  • A Challenge in Tokyo
  • Third Long Range Plan
  • Citizens' Council
  • 1. Purpose
  • 2. Members
  • 3. Action Plan
  • Relationships between the Citizens' Council and the Health Plan
  • Research activity by the Citizens' Council
  • Conclusion

No.4 Integration is the key

Author: Professor Takehito Takano

  • Introduction
  • Health is determined by various factors
  • Effectiveness and efficiency of preventive activities
  • Collaboration and networking
  • Conclusion

No.5 How to analyze your city's health

Author: Professor Takehito Takano

  • Introduction
  • Background of the analysis
  • Principle of analysis
  • A simple model for practical use
  • Conclusion

No.6 Experience of Minamata City

Editor: Professor Takehito Takano

  • Introduction
  • City of Minamata
  • Minamata Healthy City Plan
  • Community Activities and Community Participation
  • Linkage with Various Programs in the City
  • Development of Community Maps by Citizens
  • Promotion of Recycling
  • Environmental Management
  • Conclusion

No.7 Experience of Fukuroi City

Editor: Professor Takehito Takano

  • City of Fukuroi
  • The Healtiest City in Japan
  • The Organizational Structure Promoting Fukuroi Healthy City
  • The Plan for Healthy City Fukuroi
  • Balanced Development of Agriculture, Commerce,
  • and Manufacturing Businesses
  • Encouragement of Lifelong Learning
  • Public Health Promotion Activities and Citizen Participation
  • Integration of Various Activities
  • Conclusion

No.8 Key Note for the International Conference on Healthy Cities and Urban Policy Research, March, 12-16, 2000

Editor: Professor Takehito Takano

  • Introduction
  • Background of conference
  • Conference goals
  • Composition of the conference and subsequent publications
  • Brief review of the current development of the Healthy Cities
  • Some research outcome of Tokyo studies
  • Conference focal points
  • References

The Solid Facts (Japanese version)

Social Determinants of Health: The Solid Facts (Japanese version)
Edited by Richard Wilkinson and Micheal Marmot
Editorial supervision of the Japanese version: Professor Takehito Takano

The Solid Facts 2nd edition(Japanese version)

Social Determinants of Health: The Solid Facts (Japanese version)
Edited by Richard Wilkinson and Micheal Marmot
Editorial supervision of the Japanese version: Professor Takehito Takano

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Health and Environment under Urbanization

Editor: Professor Takehito Takano, 2001

  • I. The association between population health and environmental factors
  • 1. A wide range of health determinants
  • 1-1. Indicators for health and environments
  • 1-2. Analysis of health levels and various indicators of urban environments
  • 1-3. An example of the association of health and its determining factors
  • 2. Variations in health and urban environments
  • 2-1. Health levels associated with urban residential conditions
  • 2-2. Visual localization of health and environmental indicators
  • 2-3. An example of variation in health
  • II. Combined effects and interactions among environmental factors
  • 3. Environmental chemicals
  • 3-1. Chlorinated ethanes and ethylenes widely used in factories
  • 3-2. Ethanol and environmental agents
  • 3-3. Experimental methods and their applications
  • 4. Oxygen supply, physical environments and circadian rhythm
  • 4-1. Oxygen supply and cell functions
  • 4-2. Cold stress as an interactive factors
  • 4-3. Circadian rhythms as a modifying factor
  • III. Making a bridge to society
  • 5. Addressing urban health issues
  • 5-1. Disease patterns of the homeless in Tokyo
  • 5-2. Alcohol drinking and urbanization
  • 5-3. Home health care for the elderly
  • 6. Human health in specific environments
  • 7. Activities for the community
  • 7-1. Tokyo Citizens' council for health promotion
  • 7-2. Description of communities before intensive industrialization
  • 7-3. Financial policy and health
  • 7-4. Healthy Cities projects

Healthy Cities and Urban Policy Research

Editor: Professor Takehito Takano
Spon Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2003, ISBN 0-415-28844-4

  • 1. Development of Healthy Cities and need for research
  • 2. The third phase (1998-2002) of the Healthy Cities Project in Europe
  • 3. Healthy Cities Project in the Western Pacific
  • 4. Health and sustainability gains from urban regeneration and development
  • 5. Analysis of health determinants for Healthy Cities programmes: health profiles and indicators
  • 6. Indicators for Healthy Cities: tools for evidence-based urban policy formation
  • 7. The effectiveness of community-based health promotion in Healthy Cities programmes
  • 8. Applicability of information technologies for health
  • 9. Nurturing Healthy Cities: research responsibility and accountability
  • 10. Examples of research activities for Healthy Cities
  • 11. Baseline data in ASEAN member countries
  • Appendices: Country and city experiences in Healthy Cities