Questioning Whether Sprawl Really Makes You Sick

Samuel Staley challenges the allegation that "living in the suburbs cuts fours years off your life."
October 10, 2004, 7am PDT | Deborah Myerson
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A Reason Foundation commentary examines the results of a study published in the journal Public Health that found that residents of sprawling suburban developments are more likely to suffer certain health problems. Samuel Staley argues that lifestyle choices about diet and exercise are more relevant than whether one lives in a condo downtown or a suburban split-level. He asks: "Do we really want to limit our housing choices based on the strength of this research on public health?"

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

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Published on Friday, October 1, 2004 in Reason Public Policy Institute
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