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The Lancet has just published a three-part report:
Urban design, transport, and health
Worldwide, the majority of people already live in cities and by 2050, it is estimated that 75% of 10 billion people have cities as an important social determinant of health. Air pollution, physical inactivity, noise, social isolation, unhealthy diets, and exposure to crime play a very important part in the non-communicable disease burden. This 3-part Series explores how integrated multisector city planning, including urban design and transport planning, can be used as an important and currently underused force for health and wellbeing within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals in both high-income countries and low-income and middle-income countries.
As the 'i' points out, this could help balance health budgets:
Making it harder to park could yield health benefits, study finds
Josh Loeb Friday September 23rd 2016
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Making it harder to park could yield health benefits, study finds - The i newspaper online iNews
The Sun is also impressed:
Better city planning, to encourage cycling and walking could help reduce the number of early deaths from heart disease and type 2 diabetes, experts said today
City planning to encourage cycling and walking "reduces early death from heart disease"