British Architects (RIBA) report—City Health Check

The report assesses health and the built environment in the nine most populated cities in England, including London, Manchester, and Bristol and shows a link between the lack of green spaces and the poor health indicators for physical activity, diabetes, and childhood obesity. RIBA further notes that it is not only the quantity of green spaces in cities but also the quality that will encourage their residents to make healthier choices.

The report provides further evidence that the way cities and towns are designed, planned, and managed can have an important effect on health.

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