Planning, transport and health inequalities summary page
A decade into the 21st century debates about health have become dominated by how we live, which in part reflects the rise in so-called ‘lifestyle diseases' such as obesity.
With so much emphasis on individuals and the choices they make, what is the role for professions, such as planning and transport, which help to create the environments in which people exercise their choices, however limited? By shaping the environment, do planners influence lifestyles and, potentially, help to reduce health inequalities?
5 November 2010