Dr. Jackson featured in Public News Service article


Photo Credit: Denver Housing Authority

Dr. Richard Jackson, Host of MPC’s Designing Healthy Communities, was recently featured in Public News Service, News in the Public Interest.

The article, “’Built’ Communities: A New Live/Work/Play Model” talks about the importance of building communities that supports walking, biking and car sharing, not automobiles.  Denver Housing Authority plans to take this approach and with the $4.5 million initiative provided by the Colorado Health Foundation, neighborhoods across Colorado will be transformed.

“The core of this is that we need to make it much easier for people to eat healthy food, and also make it much easier for us to have lots of incidental exercise.”

“We’re at a window of opportunity, and this is good for the planet, it’s good for our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren and it’s good for our economy right now.”

Read the full article here.

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