Suburban sprawl contributes to deteriorating health.

by alphamonkey on September 27, 2004 · 5 comments

in Sci-Tech

SS and I share a common hatred for suburban sprawl and it’s debillitating effect on communities.  Looks like all our nay-saying is finally being justified.

Take that, yuppies! 

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  • Souped_up_on_Jihad

    Wait, I don’t live in the suburbs and I walk less, weigh more and have a higher incidence of hypertension. What is going on? :confused:

  • .alphamonkey.

    That’s because you haven’t left your apartment since 1995.

  • Shadow Stalker

    Yeah, you won’t get much excercise walking to your refrigerator to stare at the head of the fourteen year-old Cambodian boy you “made friends with.”

    Or so I’ve heard.

  • .alphamonkey.

    big surprise

  • Davion

    I am sure other factors contribute to this as well, however I don’t usually find phone surveys very effective.  I would also assume that people who generally live close to or near downtown are younger.  Also I would assume that people in suburbia are more likely to be families.  Just by that fact alone I would think that there would be more health issues.  I’m not a fan of a metropolis type socities, but support the smaller communities.  As our industrial age leaves to information age, I’m seeing more and more people working in or near their homes, telecommuting and stuff like that.  Maybe it will start causing the reversal of this sprawling activity and create more type knit groups of communities.

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