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[Editorial] Building better urban health in England

08 Feb 2014

What would encourage you to walk more? So asked the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in their new report—City Health Check—released last week. The report assesses health and the built environment in the nine most populated cities in England, including London, Manchester, and Bristol. It shows that the areas in these cities with the worst health indicators for physical activity, diabetes, and childhood obesity tend to have substantially less green space and a higher housing density. For example, areas with the highest prevalence of childhood obesity had twice the housing density and a third less green space compared with the healthiest areas.

Date: 
8 February 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet