This is an interesting look at the additional costs to society of land mismanagement. It is costing us our landscape and health.
The briefing offered new evidence that individuals living in the areas of greatest sprawl weigh more than those living in the areas of least sprawl. Our briefing speakers pointed out that regions of high density and mixed land use encourage physical activity. The briefing findings also point to the need for adequate public transportation services that support these land uses. Policies that encourage greater physical activity in our built environment can be an important tool for lawmakers as they seek ways to confront the obesity epidemic, which has such profound impacts on public health.Hey..nice McMansion. Not only does it run all of us an arm and a leg to maintain, eat up the landscape as a bonus you get a few love handles, health problems with that extra bedroom.