Does Sprawl Really Make You Fat? It's Not That Simple...

While New Urbanists suggest that urban sprawl may be responsible for expanding waistlines, detractors think otherwise.
June 24, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"...critics say that the new urbanists are liberal, elite suburb-bashers who want government to control how and where everyone lives...In the United States, the planners said, the cities most suitable for walking are San Francisco, Boston, New York, Seattle and Chicago...Those least friendly for walking -- and with overall higher rates of diabetes and obesity -- are Phoenix, Atlanta and Houston...But not everyone buys the idea that environmental sprawl is responsible for sprawling waistlines."

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Published on Monday, June 23, 2003 in Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek
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