Using open data and open-source software to develop spatial indicators of urban design and transport features for achieving healthy and sustainable cities.

  title={Using open data and open-source software to develop spatial indicators of urban design and transport features for achieving healthy and sustainable cities.},
  author={Geoff Boeing and Carl Higgs and Shiqin Liu and Billie Giles-Corti and James F. Sallis and Ester Cerin and Melanie Lowe and Deepti Adlakha and Erica Hinckson and Anne Vernez Moudon and Deborah Salvo and Marc A. Adams and Ligia Vizeu Barrozo and Tamara Bozovic and Xavier Delcl{\`o}s-Ali{\'o} and Jan Dygr{\'y}n and Sara Ferguson and Klaus Gebel and Thanh Phuong Ho and Poh-chin Lai and Joan Carles Martori and Kornsupha Nitvimol and Ana Queralt and Jennifer D. Roberts and Garba H. Sambo and Jasper Schipperijn and David Vale and Nico Van de Weghe and Guillem Vich and Jonathan Arundel},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  volume={10 6},
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