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New Institute for Urban Public Health
With support from the Fritz- und Hildegard Berg Foundation, the University of Duisburg-Essen will get a new Institute for Urban Public Health. It's future director, Professor Susanne Moebus, says that the new institute will focus on the impact of city planning on public health. Moebus compares the trans- and interdisciplinary approach of her new institute to what used to be called "social medicine" in the 19th century, i.e. an exploration of the synergies between urban design and health issues. More.