Monday, March 14, 2005

architecture and obesity, redux

The LA Times covers the link between built environments and health. nothing startling here - building communities where people can walk to retail, schools, restaurants, parks results in better health. the article does provide a nice roundup of local efforts in CA and elsewhere to increase walking, promote biking and build walker-friendly environments, as well as the scary, scary stats we've come to know and love on obesity in this country.

Town of the future

The Preserve, a 10,000-home development planned in Chino, will feature several parks with fitness facilities. Streets, sidewalks and trails are laid out to encourage walking. (City of Chino). image from


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