Josh Freeman points out that my last post was not only a comparison of  health planning to community planning but it was an especially apt comparison because healthy communities are needed to facilitate human health. This is something we have known for a while. Suburban living left unchecked contributes to obesity, respiratory problems, mood and affect disorders, and limited access to health resources to those who need it most.

The CDC has put together a web site to help guide us to making healthy choices and to help developers create a healthier living environment. In their words:

Healthy community design can improve people’s health by:

I encourage you to take a look.