walkable communities

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is on point.
We must build strong partnerships between the public health and medical communities on one side and the planning and design worlds on the other to make sure this nationwide shift back to walking gets planned, designed, and built.
Our country's low rate of physical activity compared to other nations is not just laziness. To get Americans back on their feet, we need to make movement once again a natural part of daily life.
Dismissing community design in fighting obesity is irresponsible. In 30 years, the number of overweight children in the U.S has tripled, and there's a direct correlation between the reduction in walking and biking and increased weight.
Making cities "walkable" again has become an imperative for urban planners seeking to lure populations back from the sprawling suburbs.