City Health Journal <p>City Health Journal is an international, peer reviewed and open-access scientific publication for the academical papers on the fields of city health and public health to be published.</p> <p>City Health Journal aims to bring together the parties dealing in the fields of city and health on a joint platform. The Journal shall be an academical journal including the scientific studies, researches and analyses conducted for developing the health and wellbeing of the people living in cities. This international journal shall provide contribution to strengthening the governance among the parties included in the making and implementation of policies in regards to the topic of city health and health environment. It shall be a journal as a reference source for the decision support mechanisms on the topics of formation of health cities.</p> <p>City Health Journal is an internationally peer-reviewed journal that aims to serve as an effective tool for the researchers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public institutions working on the fields of health and urbanisation to share their scientific assessments, research findings and analyses.</p> <p>Scientific studies that enable points intersecting between the two different disciplines of city and health to be analysed on a joint platform. Study and research conclusions on topics such as city health emergencies, local preparedness against health emergencies, city health development plan, social participation, health impact evaluation, poverty, social determinants of health, social services, sustainable development, transportation, environment and health, city management and city planning shall be taken into assessment to be used in the journal.</p> <p>Each paper submitted to City Health Journal is initially assessed by editor. Afterwards, the peer review process commences for the selected papers. Double-blind review hiding names of authors is utilised during the reviewing process for <em>the papers submitted to City Health Journal</em>. Papers may be submitted electronically by using the below link on the website of the journal. There is no application or publishing fee for submitting your paper. Authors have to present their ORCID numbers during application.</p> Alban Tanıtım en-US City Health Journal The Environmental Health in The Metaverse Period <p>“Metaverse”, defined as augmented virtual reality, enables the collection of up-to-date data with the support of artificial intelligence, as well as rapid projections and immediate adjustment of limit values, updating of early warning systems, accelerating instant response mechanisms, and increasing the chance of acting with results that are closest to the truth, thanks to data stores. . Developed for widespread<br />use in the field of health, Metaverse, with its high mitigation-adaptation options, is used in disasters etc. by animating public health events<br />in virtual reality environment; It can enable the development of “metaverse-supported early warning systems” that enable countries<br />around the world to understand each other, solve common problems, and strengthen the rapid response mechanism of human beings<br />to the negative effects of climate change. However, people, places or systems called digital twins; their copying, seizure, abuse, etc. All<br />threats need digital security shields. In addition, since the data transferred to the digital world is produced by human beings, if there is no healthy, accurate and unbiased sharing, it may threaten social health in the field of environmental health and cause cross-border problems. In environmental health practices, if social communication and risk communication cannot be provided, misinformation and understanding may occur. For this purpose, awareness raising and digital literacy training studies for Metaverse communication should be started rapidly. Public funds can accelerate the construction of high-budget Metaverse investments.</p> E. Didem Evci Kiraz Copyright (c) 2022 City Health Journal 2022-12-23 2022-12-23 3 3 33 41 The Judicious Cultural Resources Management During Covid-19 <p>People are experiencing unprecedented crisis worldwide that has affected livelihoods, lives, and the society’s cultural and social fabric due to Covid-19. Covid-19 is significantly affecting cultural resources management (CRM) due to its effects on intangible, immobile, and mobile cultural heritage. further states that cultural resources encompass vital places, sites, and objects protected through various legislations which were not formulated to handle the unexpected and fast-moving variables resulting from the pandemic. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, cultural resources remain integral coping tools that provide livelihood opportunities and communities rely on them for psychosocial support.</p> <p>Consequently, CRM stakeholders had to rally their response efforts immediately the pandemic started ravaging the entire globe to reduce its negative impacts on cultural heritage. As the sector started shifting focus and stabilizing to cope with Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, the need for assessing CRM sector’s response efforts arose followed by identification of areas that needed instant corrections. The crisis process provided insights to help cultural resources managers to embrace event-driven shift by strategizing and capitalizing on the identified opportunities.</p> Lara Al Saud Dareen Qashmar Dema Khraisat Jawdat Goussous Copyright (c) 2022 City Health Journal 2022-12-23 2022-12-23 3 3 42 49 Evaluation of Ecological City Examples in the World and Turkey <p>As a result of the researches carried out in the century we live in, the close relationship between nature and economic developments has been revealed. It is obvious that human’s careless behavior towards the ecosystem causes great losses that cannot be compensated. This negative situation experienced throughout the world has brought about great changes in the administrative and social dimensions of the cities and the necessity of a new urban management period has emerged. In this context, air pollution, excessive consumption of<br />fresh water resources, unconsciously used fossil fuels and their derivatives, which make life difficult for the human race and all living organisms, In line with this importance, first of all, general evaluations and researches in the management system in the field of Ecological City Examples in the World and Turkey will be examined and it will be tried to reach certain determinations in the theoretical context. Based on the general evaluations and the results of the literature research, this study aims to examine the Ecological City examples and to determine how the Ecological City Culture has been put into practice and how it has effects in administrative and social dimensions on how to make cities better livable without separating people and nature from each other. For this purpose; In the study, the data of the research will be collected by examining the literature review, the Ecological City examples that have been put into practice in the world<br />and in Turkey. In the context of the case studies and literature reviews to be made, it will be aimed to reveal the thoughts of the sample about Ecological Cities in administrative and social dimensions. If necessary, it will be designed in a section that will allow interpretation within certain points that the sample wants to specify. The collected data will be categorized and presented in administrative and social<br />contexts. The results of the study will be presented by evaluating the opinions of the sample on Ecological City examples from around<br />the world and Turkey, together with the results of the studies conducted in the literature.</p> Oğuz ŞAHİN Copyright (c) 2022 City Health Journal 2022-12-23 2022-12-23 3 3 50 60 Studies on Climate Change and Health in The Last 20 Years <p>Climate change is growing day by day, posing a great threat to the world and human life. For this reason, it is necessary to follow the studies in the field of climate change and health and to direct the studies and policies accordingly. The aim of this study is to evaluate the studies carried out in the field of climate change and health in the last 20 years according to their years and subjects. Study The study was conducted between October-November 2022 using the PubMed database and scientific articles published between 2003-2022 were discussed. In PubMed, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings=Medical Subject Headings) Term was customized as publications with abstracts containing both the terms "climate change" and "health". The publications were evaluated through their summaries and classified according to their subject and year. 1079 studies were evaluated. While 886 articles were published in the ten-year period between 2022-2013, 193 articles were published in the ten-year period between 2012-2003. The first five topics did not change in both decades. The most studied issue in both decades is climate and health-related policies. The issue with the highest increase is the effects of climate change on mental health.</p> Ayşe Taş Copyright (c) 2022 City Health Journal 2022-12-23 2022-12-23 3 3 61 64