urban sprawl affects health?

Weighing In on City Planning: Could smart urban design keep people fit and trim?

Researchers have evidence that associates health problems with urban sprawl, a loose term for humanmade landscapes characterized by a low density of buildings, dependence on automobiles, and a separation of residential and commercial areas. Frank proposes that sprawl discourages physical activity, but some researchers suggest that people who don’t care to exercise choose suburban life. Besides working to settle that disagreement, researchers are looking at facets of urban design that may shortchange health.

I totally believe this! My life/health was totally different in NYC and DC. This is why I need to get OUT OF THE SUBURBS NOW!

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