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Sir Michael Marmot's
IHE team

We need public spaces that ‘love people’

06th March 2014 07:47

"The US-based organisation the Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently published 10 principles for building healthy places.

The publication emphasises the strong link between the physical space we live in and our health. It encourages practitioners in community development and land use to respond to this finding by designing environments that facilitate good health. The ULI points out, for example, that people living near parks, playgrounds and good walking and cycling links have higher levels of physical activity, and that people who have views of nature have a lower incidence of depression."

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