By Sightline Institute
Our sprawling cities and suburbs are shaping us—but not always as we might hope.
The third edition of the Cascadia Scorecard examines the connections between urban design and health risks such as car crashes, obesity, and physical inactivity. It also identifies ways we can create communities that favor health by making it easier for people to get out of their cars and get more connected.
See the 2006 maps of neighborhood walkability.
The Scorecard highlights steps toward a region where people are healthier, more satisfied with their lives, and surrounded by thriving nature. The Cascadia Scorecard is now available in an online form.
- Press release: Car-centered sprawl in Northwest is major health risk