How To Lose Weight With New Urbanism

New Urbanism can help Americans become healthier by making cities more pedestrian-friendly.
May 12, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"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..."

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Published on Sunday, May 11, 2003 in Voice Of America
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