From Active Living to Healthy Planning: Rethinking the Role of Urban Planning in Reducing Obesity.

Tolkoff, Laura.


  • Abstract: In recent years, rising rates of obesity in the United States have generated concerns about the impact of the built environment on obesity. These concerns spurred community-based obesity interventions that center on land use, transportation, and urban design to increase physical activity and thereby reduce obesity. This thesis seeks to understand the role of planners in reducing obes... read more
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