Active Living and Social Justice: Planning for Physical Activity in Low-income, Black, and Latino Communities
Journal of the American Planning Association, 72(1): 88-99, 2006
By: American Planning Association, Kristen Day
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This article points out how the active living movement has neglected low-income, Black, and Latino communities and advocates for the expansion of the movement to include and prioritize these communities. It discusses differences in the built environment that lead to health inequities and identifies strategies that could help improve health outcomes.
This article tracks the equity dimension of active living among low-income Black and Latino communities. It explores how the active living movement leaves out these communities and pushes planners to use active living strategies to address health disparities.