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Designing Healthy Communities - Ep 1 - Retrofitting Suburbia (1/4)


This is also part of this series: Designing Healthy Communities (4)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 56 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

Hosted by author and national health expert Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH
 
The first episode investigates the connection between our nation’s obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemic and suburban sprawl, fueled by dependency on the automobile. Communities profiled are seeking to combat the causes of diabetes by redesigning our car centric society.
 
Boulder, CO, redesigns the city to make bicycles a safe alternative form of transportation. Two Denver suburbs transform dead malls into mixed use and public transit-centered communities. An abandoned mall in Georgia gains new life as a K-8 charter school. And two former grad students from Georgia Tech create visionary projects that are forever changing the face of Atlanta.

DVD is closed captioned and has scene selection.
 
Extra: "What Does Healthy Design Look Like?"
Extended interview with Howard Frumkin, MD, Former Director,
CDC's Center for Environmental Health – RT 8:22