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Physical Fitness

December 10, 2013, 8am PST
The Urban Land Institute has a new project: convincing developers that they can, and should, design for health and wellness.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
September 6, 2010, 7am PDT

Planning decisions often have significant indirect effects. As planners, our challenge is to clearly describe these impacts and quantify them as much as possible so they can be incorporated into decision making. An example of this is the effect that transportation planning decisions have on human health. These impacts are significant but often overlooked or undervalued in the planning process. I have worked on several research projects that explore the nexus between transport planning decisions and public health, and are developing practical tools for incorporating them into planning. Let me share some of my current thinking about this issue.

Todd Litman
August 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
Study indicates that public transit improvements and more transit oriented development can provide large but often overlooked health benefits.