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A qualitative GIS approach to mapping urban neighborhoods with children to promote physical activity and child-friendly community planning

As the obesity epidemic in children increases, it is important to consider the role of neighborhoods in supporting children’s physical activity and healthy development, especially in low-income communities where obesity levels among children are higher … Continue Reading ››

Urban children: Discussion of UNICEF programme directions

It is no coincidence that all prosperous nations are predominantly urban. Urbanization goes hand in hand with economic development Nations with the highest economic growth over the last few decades are also the nations that have urbanized most. No country has managed to move into middle income status without urbanizing and industrializing. The recent World … Continue Reading ››