- Leveraging Cellphones for Wayfinding and Journey Planning in Semi-formal Bus Systems: Lessons from Digital Matatus in NairobiJacqueline Klopp, Sarah Williams, Peter Waiganjo, Daniel Orwa and Adam White. 2015 "Leveraging Cellphones for Wayfinding and Journey Planning in Semi-formal Bus Systems: Lessons from Digital Matatus in Nairobi" Springer. , 2015-07-01
- Improving Population Health in a Rapidly Urbanizing WorldVolavka-Close, N. and Sclar, E.D. | In Urban Health: Global Perspectives, edited by Vlahov, D., Boufford, J.I., Pearson, C., Norris, L. | San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Wiley, 2010, 20100101 [+]
Abstract: In the twentieth century, the urban settings of the wealthy nations were largely associated with opportunity, accumulation of wealth, and better health than their rural counterparts. In the twenty-first century, demographic changes, globalization, and climate change are having important health consequences on wealthy nations and especially on low- and middle-income countries. The increasing concentration of poverty and significant inequalities between urban neighborhoods and the physical and social environments in cities are important determinants of population health. In this important new book, experts identify the priority problems and outline solutions that can generate and sustain healthy urban environments.
- Reinventing Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Reconnecting Public Health and Urban PlanningNorthridge, M.E., Sclar, E.D., Feighery, A., Fiebach, M.Z., Kurtz E.K. | In Social Inequality and Public Health, edited by S.J. Babones, S.J. | Bristol: The Policy Press, 2009., 20090101
- Economic Fall-Out of Failing Urban Transport Systems: An Institutional AnalysisSclar, E.D. and Touber, J. | In Urban Transport in the Developing World: Perspectives from the First Decade of the New Millennium, edited by Dimitirou, H. and Gakenheimer, R. | Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009., 2009 [+]
The twenty thematic chapters in this book provide a broad set of perspectives on the plight, possibilities and opportunities of urban transport in the developing world set against the challenges of sustainable development. The contributors expertly set the international context
of transport policy-making and planning for developing cities and present a critical review of recent developments that have taken place that offer lessons for the future.
- A University Partnership for Metropolitan Planning: Nairobi, KenyaTouber, J. and Sclar, E.D. | In Barefoot and Prada: Architects and planners, the urban poor and the Millennium City, edited by Garau, P. | Rome: Officina Edizioni, 2008, 2008
- UrbanizationSclar, E.D. | In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. 9 vols., edited by Darity Jr., W.A | Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 8, 545-548, 2008 [+]
Abstract: This 9-volume study of social sciences is a successor to the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (ESS, 1930-1935) and the initial set of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (IESS, 1968) – two groundbreaking Macmillan works that "established standards for knowledge in social science research and practice" (CHOICE, 2001). The entirely new International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Like its predecessors, the set meets the needs of high school and college students, researchers inside and outside academia, and lay readers in public libraries.
The new set highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features nearly 3,000 entirely new articles and important biographies contributed by thousands of scholars (including several Nobel prize winners) from around the world on a wide array of global topics, including: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime.
The new 2nd edition also features biographical profiles of the major contributors to the study of the social sciences, past and present.
- Transportation Infrastructure Integration in East Africa in Historical ContextKlopp, J.M. and Makajuma, G. | Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development edited by Schiefelbusch and Dienel | Ashgate, 2014.
- Urban Health: An OverviewSclar, E.D. and Volavka-Close, N. | In Encyclopedia of Environmental Health | Elsevier, 2011. [+]
Abstract: For the first time in history, over half the world's population resides in urban areas. The challenge of urban health is already central to the social development of cities and this challenge will continue to grow as the urbanization trend continues. Urban health, particularly in the world's most rapidly urbanizing regions – the low- and middle-income countries referred to as the Global South – is largely determined by social and environmental factors, which are strongly interrelated. These include but are not limited to access to basic services and amenities associated with urban living, such as health care, transport, clean water, sanitation, education, and safe places to live and work. Climate change-related events, such as severe storms and floods, are interacting with and compounding existing urban health risks. Transport-related injuries and deaths are expected to increase as more vehicles are added to the already-chaotic fray of urban traffic.
Addressing the urban health challenge will require an approach that focuses on the social and environmental determinants that drive health outcomes and understanding the complex interactions among them in the urban context.