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The 2nd Edition: Livable, Healthy and Lively Cities and Tourism Destinations: Facing Pandemics and Other Crisis Situations

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 4151

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Department of Business Organization, Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: circular economy; circular tourism; circular city; crisis management; crisis response strategies; global mobility; community resilience; tourism resilience; cities resilience; crisis economics; pandemic economics; sharing economy; sustainable mobility; people mobility
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Department of Civil, Energy, Environmental and Material Engineering, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: entrepreneurship and innovation management; collaborative/sharing economy; business models; smart cities; urban mobility; logistics innovation; marketing; (social) network analysis; technology forecasting; patent analysis
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School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: tourism emotional geography; tourism big data; industrial upgrading; tourism value chain; happy city

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Dear Colleagues,

Public health is a basic assumption for increasing the prosperity of the economic system. Today, 80% of the world population is living in big cities, and this figure is expected to grow in the near future. Nevertheless, the current COVID-19 pandemic has attacked society’s main bases of city “mobility” and “social proximity and interactions”. These two factors are also essential for tourism development, a major source of wealth for many countries worldwide. Consequently, both the daily life and tourism of cities have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it is urgent to research and identify critical factors, strategies, and actions and to seek possible pathways for a safe reactivation of daily life and tourism in cities.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the links between life and tourism in cities and human health to face crisis situations from a multidisciplinary approach. Given the high attention the first edition of the Special Issue “Livable, Healthy and Lively Cities and Tourism Destinations: Facing Pandemics and Other Crisis Situations” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/FPOCS) received, we would like to continue exploring this topic.

New research papers, reviews, business cases, and conference papers are welcome. Theoretical papers dealing with new approaches and disruptive forms of managing crisis situations in cities are also of interest. Other accepted manuscript types include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and critical commentaries.

Dr. María-del-Mar Alonso-Almeida
Dr. Carlo Giglio
Dr. Yi Liu
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Keywords

  • safe cities and tourism
  • lively cities
  • livable cities
  • sustainable urban tourism
  • mobility
  • new ways of mobility
  • social interaction
  • new ways of social interaction
  • city reactivation
  • tourism reactivation
  • crisis management
  • city interaction
  • emerging crisis solutions
  • post-crisis life in cities assessment
  • post-crisis tourism in cities assessment
  • new ways of interaction assessment
  • post-crisis risk management
  • post-crisis communication
  • overtourism
  • resilience of urban economies and the tourism industry

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Direct and Indirect Management Models in Public Health in the Framework of Mental Health
by Elena Puerto-Casasasnovas, Jorge Galiana-Richart, María Paola Mastrantonio-Ramos, Francisco López-Muñoz and Alfredo Rocafort-Nicolau
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(3), 2279; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032279 - 27 Jan 2023
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This article analyzes the relationship between per capita expenditure and financial and macroeconomic variables in the framework of mental health, in regions where the prevailing system is public healthcare governed by the state and in regions where the prevailing system is that of [...] Read more.
This article analyzes the relationship between per capita expenditure and financial and macroeconomic variables in the framework of mental health, in regions where the prevailing system is public healthcare governed by the state and in regions where the prevailing system is that of public ownership. The period 2006–2017 was analyzed. A simple linear regression analysis was carried out to determine the relationship between the expenditure per inhabitant and a series of relevant variables such as asset turnover, cash flow, and expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), applying statistical tests to validate the study. In regions where public–private co-financing prevails in the health system, two crucial variables to measure per capita expenditure on mental health were GDP per capita and cash flow of mental health providers. In the regions where management is direct, the crucial variables were asset turnover of mental health providers and expenditure on mental health as a percentage of GDP per capita. These elements are key to determining how to develop public investment policies in hospital systems in the different regions of Europe and the world. Full article
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The Dissemination Strategy of an Urban Smart Medical Tourism Image by Big Data Analysis Technology
by Zijian Zhao, Zhongwei Wang, Javier Garcia-Campayo and Hector Monzales Perez
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(22), 15330; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215330 - 20 Nov 2022
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The advanced level of medical care is closely related to the development and popularity of a city, and it will also drive the development of tourism. The smart urban medical system based on big data analysis technology can greatly facilitate people’s lives and [...] Read more.
The advanced level of medical care is closely related to the development and popularity of a city, and it will also drive the development of tourism. The smart urban medical system based on big data analysis technology can greatly facilitate people’s lives and increase the flow of people in the city, which is of great significance to the city’s tourism image dissemination and branding. The medical system, with eight layers of architecture including access, medical cloud service governance, the medical cloud service resource, the platform’s public service, the platform’s runtime service, infrastructure, and the overall security and monitoring system of the platform, is designed based on big data analysis technology. Chengdu city is taken as an example based on big data analysis technology to position the dissemination of an urban tourism image. Quantitative analysis and questionnaire methods are used to study the effect of urban smart medical system measurement and tourism image communication positioning based on big data analysis technology. The results show that the smart medical cloud service platform of the urban smart medical system, as a public information service system, supports users in obtaining medical services through various terminal devices without geographical restrictions. The smart medical cloud realizes service aggregation and data sharing compared to the traditional isolated medical service system. Cloud computing has been used as the technical basis, making the scalability and reliability of the system have unprecedented improvements. This paper discusses how to effectively absorb, understand, and use tools in the big data environment, extract information from data, find effective information, make image communication activities accurate, reduce the cost, and improve the efficiency of city image communication. The research shows that big data analysis technology improves patients’ medical experience, improves medical efficiency, and alleviates urban medical resource allocation to a certain extent. This technology improves people’s satisfaction with the dissemination of urban tourism images, makes urban tourism image dissemination activities accurate, reduces the cost of urban tourism image dissemination, and improves the efficiency of urban tourism image dissemination. The combination of the two can provide a reference for developing urban smart medical care and disseminating a tourism image. Full article
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