Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:02

Background Reading on Sustainable Development and Public Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Places website includes a detailed list of recent reports and studies on active living, preventing urban sprawl, and designing safe routes for children to walk and bicycle to school, as well as case study project. More information available at:

Additional Resources:

Caldow, J. “Feeling the Pain: The Impact of Traffic Congestion on Commuters,”  Institute for Electronic Government, IBM Corporation, 2008.

Center for Transit-Oriented Development, “Capturing the Value of Transit,” November 2008.

Ewing, R, and R Kreutzer. “Understanding the Relationship Between Public Health and the Built Environment,” LEED for Neighborhood Development Core Committee, 2006.

Frumkin, H, Director of the CDC’s National Center of Environmental Health. Master Speaker address at Greenbuild 2008.

Frumkin, H, R Jackson, L Frank. Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities, Island Press, 2004.

McCann, B, and R Ewing. “Measuring the Health Effects of Sprawl: A National Analysis of Physical Activity, Obesity and Chronic Disease,” Smart Growth America, 2003.

Trust for America’s Health. “F as in Fat How Obesity Policies are Failing in America,” 2009.


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