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Obese Cities: Putting Sprawl On A Diet

Convinced that urban sprawl contributes to obesity in the U.S., a growing movement advocates walkable cities.
June 5, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Obesity...is not really caused by that extra Oreo. It's the result of urban sprawl, a frenetic lifestyle and global food policy. And for the first time, public health, zoning, transportation, fitness, education, government, legal and business interests have aligned in determination to stop the runaway train of national disrepair. These experts envision a time when more people will walk briskly to their destinations amid trees and shops...they see homes built not in distant, sprawling subdivisions, but in walkable towns and cities."

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Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in The Miami Herald
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