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Two minutes on how to make a healthy city

Kaid Benfield

Posted March 27, 2012 in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably

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  Amsterdam (by: Claudio Alejandro Mufarrege, creative commons license)

This two-minute video was produced by the Healthy Eating, Active Living Cities Campaign, a California partnership that works with cities "to adopt policies that will improve the physical activity and food environments for all residents."  The Campaign emphasizes land use, healthy foods and employee wellness, and maintains a very useful library of policies adopted by 102 California cities (so far).

The video is as good a short, well-produced introduction to the subject as I have seen:

  

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Kaid Benfield writes (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment.  For more posts, see his blog's home page.  Please also visit NRDC’s Sustainable Communities Video Channel.

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