How Are You Being Shaped? by @donnelly_b

"We shape the cities, and then our cities shape us." That’s one of my favorite lines from the documentary The Human Scale , featuring Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl . I like it because I don’t think many of us think enough about the way in which the built environment — that we create — ultimately goes on to influence the way we live our lives. One of the most interesting connections for me is the link between urban form and public health. There’s been a lot of talk over the years about how suburban sprawl is, or might be, making us fat (among other things). We’ve created environments that are only navigable by cars and that has forced many of us into sedentary lifestyles. We sit in our cars, and then we sit in our offices. So today I’d like to conduct a bit of a poll. If you’d like to participate, please share the following 3 things in the comment section bel...

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