23 Jan '12, 3pm

Sick of the suburbs: How badly designed communities trash our health

Sick of the suburbs: How badly designed communities trash our health

Richard Jackson, from the PBS miniseries, "Designing Healthy Communities" This story is excerpted from a longer piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education . Researchers can have revelatory moments in remarkable places — the African savannah, an ancient library, or the ruins of a lost civilization. But Richard J. Jackson’s epiphany occurred in 1999 in a banal American landscape: a dismal stretch of the car-choked Buford Highway, near the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Jackson, who was then the head of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC, was rushing to get to a meeting where leading epidemiologists would discuss the major health threats of the 21st century. On the side of the road he saw an elderly woman walking, bent with a load of shopping bags. It was a blisteringly hot day, and there was little hope that she would find pub...

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