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Urbanization and Slums: Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment: Proceedings of a Workshop


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On December 12-13, the Forum on Microbial Threats, in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences hosted a workshop examining "Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment." The workshop featured discussions on the social, physical, environmental, and political drivers of infectious disease transmission in an increasingly urban and interconnected world; effective interventions and policies to achieve sustainable, health-promoting urban built environments; and strategies to close the research gap and scale up successful practices. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the session discussions.