How To Lose Weight With New Urbanism

New Urbanism can help Americans become healthier by making cities more pedestrian-friendly.

"Health experts are raising alarms about an obesity epidemic in the United States, where 65 percent of Americans are estimated to be overweight...the society is literally driven by the automobile, to the exclusion of much walking or bicycling. But a movement called 'new urbanism' could help reverse that trend, by helping to make cities and towns more pedestrian-friendly.It's easy to say Americans are lazy and gluttonous, but the fact is that many U.S. communities simply are not designed for walking...By building car-friendly subdivisions with few sidewalks, far from stores and schools and workplaces, Professor Ewing says, Americans have literally engineered some of their own health problems..."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: 'New Urbanism' Movement Seeks to Help Reverse Obesity Trend


Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.

City Map Posters are in!

Available in 9 different cities.
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.