30 Sep '11, 2pm

Making Healthy Places: An Essential Tool For Urban Designers (Book Review)

Making Healthy Places: An Essential Tool For Urban Designers (Book Review)

One of the editors, Richard Jackson, nails the problem in the Preface: We must rethink the ways in which our physical environments, homes, offices, neighborhoods, regions, and transit systems are designed and constructed, understand how they impact health and ensure that they foster equity and sustainability. He continues: The health threats we fasce cannot be countered by medical science alone, Although there are medicines to help us lose weight, they will never be as safe or as cheap as a good diet and excrcise, particlarly the incidental exercise that was a routine part of earlier generations' lives as they waked to shops, churches, and workplaces and climbed stairs in buildings. I interviewed editor Andrew Dannenberg on TreeHugger here It is just about the most authoritative and thorough examination of how our urban design (and house design) affects our health and well...

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