Urban Sprawl Vs. Homeland Security

Urban sprawl almost certainly poses a far greater threat to your health than bioterrorism.
January 10, 2002, 10am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Thanks to anthrax, our new national hobgoblin, the federal Centers for Disease Control have been in the news a lot these days. Yet a report released by the CDC late in 2001 on a very different public health menace -- urban sprawl -- has gone largely unnoticed. According to the striking findings of the report, "Creating a Healthy Environment: The Impact of the Built Environment on Public Health," unless you are U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, sprawl almost certainly poses a far greater threat to your health than bioterrorism.

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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