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Sprawl May Be Killing Us

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    Jackson: Sprawling cities, towns may be killing us
    Mary Newsom | Apr 09, 2015

    Richard Jackson thinks it’s time to stop blaming individuals for the U.S. obesity problem. The problem, he believes, is far more systemic, including the automobile-centric design of modern American life and the ready availability of high-sugar and high-fat foods.

    He thinks today’s parental fears of child abductions are not realistic and hurt children’s need for outdoor play. And he thinks cost estimates for mass transit projects should factor in the health benefits that research has found related to the daily walk to and from transit stops.

    READ MORE: http://plancharlotte.org/story/richard-jackson-built-environment-and-transit-charlotte

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