Integrating Planning and Public Health (PAS 539/540)

Tools and Strategies to Create Healthy Places

By Marya Morris, FAICP

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Is the form of American cities to blame for the shape of Americans? With obesity rates climbing ever higher, planners are reconsidering how the built environment affects public health — not only obesity, but also asthma, cardiovascular disease, water quality, air pollution, pedestrian safety, and mental health.

Integrating Planning and Public Health examines collaborations between planne...

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Oct. 1, 2006
APA Planning Advisory Service

About the Authors

Marya Morris
Marya Morris is a self employed planning and zoning consultant based in Glencoe, Illinois. She is also a freelance writer and editor and has authored nine Planning Advisory Service Reports, the most recent of which is on Coastal Zone Management published earlier this year. She has been a member of the Glencoe Plan Commission since 2009.