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A report assessing the health impacts of the built environment, concluding that poorer housing leads to poorer health.

This proposal features 100 more policies to advance the smart growth agenda.

This report shows that smart growth in urban areas can be a benefit to job creation.

This report from the Trust for America's Health is intended to set a baseline of current national and state policies and programs on obesity.

This report says Americans' desire to walk is held back by poorly designed communities that encourage speeding.

This report highlights the results from a survey of attitudes towards bicycling and walking in transportation choice.

The Sierra Club highlights examples of communities practicing smart growth management.

This study found that acreage of urban parkland is a significant indicator for rates of walking and biking for transportation.

The report demonstrates that obesity is more prevalent in urban sprawl communities because people are less likely to walk.

The report proposes that people in sprawling places walk less and are more likely to suffer illnesses related to inactivity. 18(1)

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