With national and state agencies as well as leading public health foundations providing impetus, efforts to improve the understanding of policy and environmental attributes that may support active lifestyles have become a promising area for collaboration between planning and public health professionals. This article highlights the results of work performed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examining the relationship between planning policies and physical activity and the prevalence of land use policies and implementation tools that might support the viability of non-motorized modes. With the hope of bridging research and practice, it discusses fi ndings most relevant to planners interested in the broader health-related applications of their work.


Health Management and Policy

Publication Date

Winter 2006

Journal Title

Carolina Planning


UNC Department of City and Regional Planning

Document Type