Trib Talk 4-3-14: Sprawl, health and wealth


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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce and Brennan Smith and The Salt Lake Tribune. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Contrary to decades-long assumptions, it's cheaper and healthier to live in cities rather than suburbs. The National Institutes of Health and Smart Growth America studied how sprawl affects health and cost of living and concluded that residents of more densely-populated areas spend less on housing and transportation, have greater economic mobility and live longer. University of Utah planning professor and lead researcher of the study Reid Ewing and David Berrigan of NIH join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the study and how sprawl adversely affects health and wealth.

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