--2.09 Urban planning & public health

Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?

Examining the evidence This report • Reviews the broad trends affecting the relationships among physical activity, health, transportation, and land use; • Summarizes what is known about these relationships and what they suggest for future policy decisions at all levels of government; and • Identifies priorities for future research.

Urban Planning and Public Health at CDC

Urban planning, also called city and regional planning, is a multidisciplinary field in which professionals work to improve the welfare of persons and communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places now and for the future.
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The public health roots of zoning:

in search of active living's legal genealogy. To better understand the dynamic nature of land-use law and policy, and how policymakers might accomplish zoning reform to encourage more physically active environments, this paper traces the public health roots of zoning through a family tree of land-use legal doctrines.
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From walkability to active living potential

Background The purpose of this paper is to establish the reliability and validity of a neighborhood-level measure of active living potential by applying principles of ecometrics. Methods Following a 3-day training session, observers (n =8) were provided with a map of a predetermined walking route constructed through the joining of ten randomly selected street block
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