Luke Hogan's blog
Fast Company recently posted a Q and A with Danish urban designer Jan Gehl. Mr. Gehl, the author of the book, "Life Between Buildings," as well as a new book titled "Cities for People," is an expert at building cities at a people-centered scale.
A New York Times article about the American obesity epidemic suggests that smart city planning can impact the health of residents. Of course, merely sitting on a train doesn't make people thin (although I think many of us wish it would!).
Many people know that a healthy public transit system is vital to the health of an urban area, but who knew this relationship extended to the health of residents? A study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that users of Light Rail (LRT) lost an average of 6.45lbs (for a person 5'5" tall) after they began using the train regularly.