Category Archives: Urban Design
The evidence on links between neighborhood walkability and physical activity and body mass index remains limited because there have been few longitudinal studies with repeated measures of neighborhood walkability and health behavior and outcomes. While large cohort studies with long-term … Continue reading
Just a quick note: The April 2019 issue of National Geographic focuses on Cities and how to redesign them to support health, sustainability and community. The issue covers transit oriented design, China’s new urban design regulations, walking through Tokyo, the … Continue reading
Dr. Rundle’s March 2nd webinar for the ISBNPA webinar has been posted online at ISBNPA’s web site (Here and embedded below). His talk covered different approaches to assessing neighborhood walkability and the link between urban design and resident’s physical activity using New York City … Continue reading
We recently published three papers describing our use of Google Street View to conduct ‘virtual-audits’ to collect observational data on neighborhood characteristic and conditions. A long established approach to collecting data on neighborhood conditions is to send trained observers to … Continue reading
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene just released a Data Brief describing our collaborative research using data from the Physical Activity and Transit (PAT) Survey to study neighborhood walkability and physical activity in NYC. This survey used GPS … Continue reading
Our Entry for the Knight News Challenge: How can we harness data and information for the health of communities?
We entered a project into the Knight News Foundation Challenge: How can we harness data and information for the health of communities? Our proposal is to further develop our CANVAS: Street View project and make it available to researchers, agencies … Continue reading