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Define: urban design and infrastructure

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


3 subcomponents of urban design and infrastructure

Geographical location of resources
Transportation systems
Recreational facilities


What can geographical location of resources affect?

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


What can transportation systems affect

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


What can recreational facilities affect

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