Walking for Sustainable Living

There is an obvious but less stated link between walkability and sustainability. This study aims to highlight this link. Walkable communities help to cut greenhouse gas and other emissions by requiring less driving, improve residents’ health by providing more opportunities for exercise, reduce crime by facilitating social interaction, support local economy by encouraging shopping in the neighborhood. Statistical data shows an increase in obesity and overweight rates and a decrease in walking rates throughout the world and in Asian countries. This study identifies the physical environmental parameters that relates to active living and encourage walking. Such research has often been conducted in developed countries. More research is on call for Asian cities.


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  • Accession Number: 01497896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2013 5:43PM