City Building and Public Health: Threats and Opportunities in China


  • Rui Wang


Physical activity, Environmental Health


Evidence suggests that the physical and functional aspects of the urban built environment may affect one’s health through physical activity and access to healthy food. Rapid economic growth and urbanization have significantly changed China’s urban built environment, which can have long-term effects on people’s lifestyle and health. To build healthier cities for China’s growing yet aging urban population, researchers should act now to develop robust evidence of the relationship between urban form and health behavior while policymakers need focus on timely decision-making with the limited evidence available.


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