England’s Healthy Living Communities Will Use Urban Planning To Encourage Healthier Lifestyles

Planning to encourage and influence healthier behavior!  What a novel idea …

Can urban planning make people healthier? Last week, the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) announced the launch of ten “healthy new towns” across England. These towns, which will contain 76,000 new homes and house 170,000 residents, will be designed to promote healthy diets, physically active lifestyles, and independence for seniors. Although some of these health-focused communities will not be complete until 2030, others are already underway.



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