A conceptual modeling approach to health-related urban well-being

Malte Von Szombathely, Myriam Albrecht, Dejan Antanaskovic, Jobst Augustin, Matthias Augustin, Benjamin Bechtel, Thomas Bürk, Jana Fischereit, David Grawe, Peter Hoffmann, Giedrius Kaveckis, Anne Caroline Krefis, Jürgen Oßenbrügge, Jürgen Scheffran & Katharina Heinke Schlünzen
In cities, social well-being faces obstacles posed by globalization, demographic and climate change, new forms of social organization, and the fragmentation of lifestyles. These changes affect the vulnerability of city societies and impact their health-related urban well-being (UrbWellth). The conceptual model introduced in this paper systematizes the relevant variables while considering previous research, and establishes the target value UrbWellth. The model differs from existing approaches mainly in the analytical distinctions it suggests. These allow us...