Walkable communities may prevent childhood obesity


A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives conclude that walkable communities may excess weight gain in children.

The researchers state. “overall, built environment characteristics that may increase walkability were associated with lower BMI z-scores in a large sample of children. Modifying existing built environments to make them more walkable may reduce childhood obesity”.

Read more about the article: Characteristics of Walkable Built Environment and BMI z-scores in Children: Evidence from a Large Electronic Health Record Database

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Millennials want better cities

In a recent article from CityLab it stated that there is shift in what residents want from their cities. It stated as more Baby Boomers move out and Millenials move into the city core and even suburban spaces they are influencing planning policies. Millennials are likely to use alternative modes of transportation and prefer to walk. This could and probably will lead to drastic shift in planning with more investment in public transportation and bicycle infrastrucutre.
You can read more about the article here: http://dft.ba/-9ZHr
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