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Making Healthy Places: An Essential Tool For Urban Designers (Book Review)

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A few months ago many were outraged by the case of Raquel Nelson , who was convicted of vehicular homicide because she crossed the street to get home instead of walking up to the traffic light, and her son was killed by a drunk and drugged driver. It was and remains outrageous, but what causes our cities to be so badly designed, so unhealthy, so dangerous? A new book from Island Press tries to answer these questions. Making Healthy Places brings together doctors, planners, health experts and others, delivering solid research and information that "explain how design, land use, and transportation decisions can promote health and improve quality of life in a community." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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