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Video: 2 Minutes To A Healthy City

A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.

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This two-minute video was produced by the Healthy Eating, Active Living Cities Campaign, a California partnership that works with cities "to adopt policies that will improve the physical activity and food environments for all residents." The Campaign emphasizes land use, healthy foods and employee wellness, and maintains a very useful library of policies adopted by 102 California cities (so far).

The video is as good a short, well-produced introduction to the subject as I have seen:

This post originally appeared on the NRDC's Switchboard blog.

About the Author

  • Kaid Benfield is the director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and co-founder of Smart Growth America. More
    Kaid Benfield is the director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and co-founder of Smart Growth America. He is the author or co-author of Once There Were Greenfields (NRDC 1999), Solving Sprawl (Island Press 2001), Smart Growth In a Changing World (APA Planners Press 2007), and Green Community (APA Planners Press 2009). In 2009, Kaid was voted one of the "top urban thinkers" on Planetizen.com, and he was named one of "the most influential people in sustainable planning and development" in 2010 by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. He blogs at NRDC's Switchboard.