public health

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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Urban sprawl and public health

Book review Urban Sprawl and Public Health, a timely publication by highly qualified authors, is another wake-up call about public policy decisions with respect to land use, transportation, and community design that adversely affect our health, civic involvement, and quality of life.
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Urban settings and opportunities for healthy lifestyles:

Urban settings play a major role in facilitating and enabling healthy lifestyle choices.
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Transport, environment, and health (WHO)

WHO regional publications, European series, number 89
Transport, environment, and health - 1.3 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
This book brings together scientific evidence on the main effects of transport on people's health and the environment.
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Pounding the pavement (Oklahoma)

Presents information on the results of a survey conducted at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on the minimum standards of walking recommended for good health among college students in 2004.
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Briefing: walking and cycling: an action plan (UK)

The article presents an update of existing and planned measures that contribute to walking and cycling from Great Britain governments perspective. However, much of the delivery is in the hands of local authorities.
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Promoting safe walking and cycling to improve public health: lessons from the Netherlands and Germany

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