Obesity

Quartz makes the point that supermarkets alone won't solve the problem of poor diets among low-income Americans.
Dec 11, 2015   Quartz
A June panel, ‘Experiencing Healthier Places’, at the AIA Design Conference in LA looked at the roles that professional planners and architects can have in fostering a healthier society through the built environment.
Jul 6, 2012   The Planning Report
Winnie Hu reports on a new effort in Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx to encourage adults into healthy activity.
Jul 1, 2012   The New York Times
Efforts to alleviate urban food deserts has focused on the proximity of healthy food choices as a correlating factor for obesity. However, a new study concludes that price, rather than proximity, has a stronger correlation to rates of obesity.
Jun 20, 2012   The Washington Post
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the latest front in his war on obesity with an announcement yesterday that the city plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts.
May 31, 2012   The New York Times
In a new book out this week, Michelle Obama explores the lessons she's learned while cultivating the First Garden, which has blossomed into a nationwide anti-obesity campaign, writes Marian Burros.
May 30, 2012   The New York Times
Sarah Henry spotlights "The Weight of the Nation," a new series airing this week on HBO that explores obesity and its enormous economic, emotional, social, and health costs.
May 16, 2012   Grist
Several case studies from edible city innovators are offered in a new ASLA video that shows how you can transform your backyard, corner lot or rooftop into an urban farm, reports Jude Stewart.
May 12, 2012   Fast Company
Nate Berg uncovers yet another study matching long commutes to poor health, from low fitness to high blood pressure.
May 9, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Allison Karpyn, Ph.D., director of research and evaluation for the Food Trust, shares her doubts about the overall implications of recent studies questioning the concept of Food Deserts and their connection to obesity.
Apr 20, 2012   Next American City
Tim Pittman makes the case that cities can make us healthier – provided we can get out of our cars – and advocates a shift in the conversation about designing cities for people.
Apr 13, 2012   GenslerOnCities