(279) Architect as doctor

heart diseaseVery powerful words about a grave bodily danger.  This article from Canadian Architect reiterates the now manifold warnings about the conseqeunces of sprawl, of poorly designed communities that discourage walking, connection to nature, that tend not to say anything memorable about why we are all here to begin with.  The evidence is well in that this critique embraces more than just personal taste.  $24 billion dollars a year is cited as the cost of preventable heart disease to the Canadian health care system.  How do you fight heart disease?  One way is with better design that makes for happier, fitter people more at home in their places and bodies.  This works for depression, childhood obesity and diabetes as well.  Architects, this one is aimed at you but we all should take heed.

Bringing healthy design to the suburbs