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[Comment] Urban design and transport to promote healthy lives

13:10 EDT 23 Sep 2016 | The Lancet

The way we design our cities can improve the health of populations. The Lancet Series on urban design, transport, and health1–3 highlights how science-based contextualised city planning and transport can address key health, environmental, and economic burdens. Road traffic and transport injuries are a leading cause of preventable death among young people,4 and 90% of these deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs).5 The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major problem worldwide.

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