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Walk Score® is a proprietary walkability metric that ranks locations by proximity to destinations, with emerging health promotion applications for increasing walking as physical activity. Currently, field validations of Walk Score® have only occurred in metropolitan regions of the United States;...
Geographic Information Systems as Communication Tools: Environmental Assessment and the Health Impacts of Natural Resource Developments on Circumpolar Indigenous PeoplesDownload
Introduction. The industrialization of circumpolar regions confronts a legacy of disproportionate bio-physical, socio-economic, heritage, and health impacts borne by indigenous populations. As natural resource development continues to accelerate in the north, concerns about impacts to the health...
Can Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Support Public Health Planning for Sustainable Development?Download
Industry, governments, and some aboriginal leaders promote natural resource developments near northern communities. These groups say that development will improve the economy and quality of life for northerners. However, past developments have caused many health, social, and environmental...
Highlights: Physical inactivity linked to chronic disease can be addressed by increasing walking. Understanding walkability can support health promotion policies and interventions. Walk Score® provides a uniquely accessible and generalizable metric for walkability. Walk Score® has been validated...