Agent-based modeling of policies to improve urban food access for low-income populations

@inproceedings{Widener2013AgentbasedMO,
  title={Agent-based modeling of policies to improve urban food access for low-income populations},
  author={Michael J. Widener and Sara S. Metcalf and Yaneer Bar-Yam},
  year={2013}
}
Despite advances in medical technology and public health practices over the past few decades, there has been a steady increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes among low-income urban residents in the US. For this population, maintaining a diet consisting of nutritious foods is complicated by a number of physical and social barriers. In cities, a coalescence of social, spatial, and economic factors influence the availability of healthy food in anygivenplace. The urban… CONTINUE READING
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