The Effectiveness of Urban Design and Land Use and Transport Policies and Practices to Increase Physical Activity: A Systematic Review.

  title={The Effectiveness of Urban Design and Land Use and Transport Policies and Practices to Increase Physical Activity: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Gregory W. Heath and Ross C. Brownson and Judy Kruger and Rebecca L. Miles and Kenneth E. Powell and Leigh T Ramsey},
  journal={Journal of physical activity \& health},
  volume={3 s1},
BACKGROUND Although a number of environmental and policy interventions to promote physical activity are being widely used, there is sparse systematic information on the most effective approaches to guide population-wide interventions. METHODS We reviewed studies that addressed the following environmental and policy strategies to promote physical activity: community-scale urban design and land use policies and practices to increase physical activity; street-scale urban design and land use… 

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