Obesogenic urban form: theory, policy and practice

Townshend, Tim and Lake, Amelia (2009) Obesogenic urban form: theory, policy and practice. Health & Place, 15 (4). pp. 909-916. ISSN 1353-8292

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There is a growing body of research, which suggests that many contemporary urban environments do not support healthy lifestyle choices and are implicated in the obesity pandemic. This paper reviews the evidence from this field in relation to theory, policy and practice, from three different disciplinary perspectives: urban design, geography and public health nutrition. In the UK, our development has been higher density and our urban form more varied, yet the paper concludes that it still may be making a contribution to our own obesity crisis. The dynamics of this, however, are highly complex and currently little understood.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public health, obesity-environmental aspects, health-social aspects,cities and towns, obesity-cities and towns
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 09:14
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 17:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1304

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