The 2019 Active Living Conference will be held February 17-20, 2019 at the Francis Marion Hotel in the heart of historic...
Making the Case for Active Cities: The Co-Benefits of Designing for Active Living
Creating "activity-friendly environments" is recommended to promote physical activity, but potential co-benefits of such environments have not been well described. An extensive but non-systematic review of scientific and "gray" literature was conducted to explore a wide range of literature to understand the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments on physical health, mental health, social benefits, safety/injury prevention, environmental sustainability, and economics. Five physical activity settings were defined: parks/trails, urban design, transportation, schools, and workplaces/buildings.
A peer-reviewed paper based on this report is available online through open access here.