Walkable Neighborhoods are Healthier

December 12, 2014

There is a statistically significant connection between walkability and health, housing expert Richard Florida writes for The Atlantic’s Citylab.

 

The University of Kansas’ Alzheimer Disease Center indicated that walkable cities have positive implications for cognitive health, for example, as those who lived in places with higher connectivity and with more paths and streets linked to each address, performed better on initial cognitive tests and saw fewer declines in attention and verbal memory.

 

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