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1

Define: urban design and infrastructure

features and structures of the suburbs, towns, regions and cities in which people live

2

3 subcomponents of urban design and infrastructure

Geographical location of resources
Transportation systems
Recreational facilities

3

What can geographical location of resources affect?

Access to healthcare
Proximity to fast food
LAck of proximity to healthy food

4

What can transportation systems affect

Access to resources that promote health (food, employment, healthcare)
WHen adequately maintained, traffic systems reduce morbidity and mortality

5

What can recreational facilities affect

CAn increase physical activity, which can maintain healthy body weight and prevent obesity etc