The Influence Of Land Use On Health

People who live in high-density neighborhoods tend to weigh less.

An op-ed co-authored by Tom Brahms of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Pat Libbey of the National Association of County and City Health Officials focuses on the influence land use and transportation policy have on public health: "In many American communities, travel by car to the exclusion of all other forms of transportation has contributed to an array of health problems. As our homes are located farther from our jobs, schools and shopping places, we are spending more time in the car with fewer opportunities to actively explore and experience our neighborhoods."

Thanks to Brad Kahn

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