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Effect of Street Connectivity and Density on Adult BMI: Results from the Twin Cities Walking Study
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2012)
Background The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the US population has risen dramatically in recent years. To try to explain this, some studies have examined the association between the built environment and obesity ...
Moving Beyond ‘Community’ Participation: Perceptions of Renting and the Dynamics of Participation Around Urban Development in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Informa UK Limited, 2013)
This paper employs extensive interviews to examine the ways in which perceptions of renting — on the part of renters, owners and other key actors in the development process — influenced the dynamics of participation around ...
Patterns of Obesogenic Neighborhood Features and Adolescent Weight
(Elsevier BV, 2012)
Background Few studies have addressed the potential influence of neighborhood characteristics on adolescent obesity risk, and findings have been inconsistent. Purpose Identify patterns among neighborhood food, physical ...
Creating a Replicable, Valid Cross-Platform Buffering Technique: The Sausage Network Buffer for Measuring Food and Physical Activity Built Environments
(Springer Science + Business Media, 2012)
Background Obesity researchers increasingly use geographic information systems to measure exposure and access in neighborhood food and physical activity environments. This paper proposes a network buffering approach, the ...
Commentary: Alternative Cultures in Planning Research--From Extending Scientific Frontiers to Exploring Enduring Questions
(Sage Publications, 2012)
As the planning academy has grown and evolved, it has developed different ways of doing planning research. People may (a) work at the scientific frontier, (b) investigate issues of practical relevance, (c) reflect on the ...
Adolescent Physical Activity and the Built Environment: A Latent Class Analysis Approach
(Elsevier BV, 2012)
This study used latent class analysis to classify adolescent home neighborhoods (n=344) according to built environment characteristics, and tested how adolescent physical activity, sedentary behavior, and screen time differ ...
The Relationship of Area-Level Sociodemographic Characteristics, Household Composition and Individual-Level Socioeconomic Status on Walking Behavior Among Adults
(Elsevier BV, 2013)
Understanding the contextual factors associated with why adults walk is important for those interested in increasing walking as a mode of transportation and leisure. This paper investigates the relationships between ...
Intra-urban vulnerability to heat-related mortality in New York City, 1997–2006
(Elsevier BV, 2014)
Designing Biologically-inspired Smart Building Systems: Processes and Guidelines
(Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., 2013)