May 9, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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US obesity rates continue to soar, in part because of automobile dependence

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
The headline in Tuesday’s USA Today was shocking: “Obesity could affect 42% of Americans by 2030.”  That is nearly triple the rate experienc… Continue reading

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January 18, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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A salute to one of the good guys in public health, Andy Dannenberg

Dr. Andy Dannenberg just retired from a long stint at the Centers for Disease Control, where he was a real champion of improving the built environment – especially the walkability of our neighborhoods – to support health.  I had the pl… Continue reading

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September 1, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Why doesn’t the public health community get it about walkability?

 
With the exception of some real heroes in the field such as Dick Jackson and Howie Frumkin, I simply Can Not Get public health advocates interested in how the shape of the built environment affects health.  I’ve been trying for at le… Continue reading

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