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Kim Perrotta, MHSc is an Environmental Health Policy Specialist who has been working issues related to air quality, climate change, and the built environment for over 30 years. She is the Editor and co-author of the 240-page Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals and the author of the 220-page report, Public Health and Land Use Planning: How 10 Public Health Units are Working to Create Healthy and Sustainable Communities.

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Encouraging sprawl harms health

Suburban sprawl increases the use of cars, makes it difficult to provide efficient transit service, and discourages active modes of transportation such as walking and cycling. This will, in turn, decrease physical activity, and increase air pollution and climate emissions.

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