For its September/October 2003 issue, the American Journal of Health Promotion published a special issue entitled "Health Promoting Community Design." This 122-page issue provided the latest research, innovations and best practices on how community design affects residents' ability to engage in physical activity.
Approximately 5,000 readers received the special issue, entitled "Health Promoting Community Design." Among the topics addressed were:
Integrating public health and urban planning.
The relationship between urban sprawl and obesity.
Integrating public health objectives with decisions about transportation.