Designing the Active City

In the context of using physical solutions to address obesity and other health issues, Ann Lusk makes a case for implementing multi-use paths in urban and suburban settings in the United States, and highlights success stories.
December 7, 2003, 7am PST | Connie Chung
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Ann Lusk, an architect and visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health, writes: "Special design emphasis should be placed on creating multi-use paths that lead to frequently used services and retail locations in suburban and low-income minority residential areas...." She describes the challenges of defending the creation of multi-use paths in the U.S., but argues that they are critical in addressing obesity and health issues in the country. She also cites case studies that have demonstrated the successful implementation of multi-use paths in congested areas.

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in Planners Network
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