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Alternative Avenues: How Livable Communities Promote Health and Wellness
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  • Nov 12, 2010
Listen to this Nov. 3, 2010, MPC roundtable forum about the effects of community and workplace design on public health, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
MPC's Nov. 3 roundtable will explore how livable communities promote health, wellness
By Aleece Smith, MPC research assistant Thanks to the health care debate, most of us are familiar with the financial woes, social isolation, and high morbidity rates caused by poor health. We know that practicing unhealthy behaviors will likely lead us to one or more of these bleak consequences.…
What's your prescription for a healthier Chicago?
What do you think makes a community healthy? Is it safety measures, quality housing and transportation options, access to fresh food, or proximity to quality health care and amenities? Or is it some combination of all of these factors? Whatever you believe, here’s your chance to influence the…

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For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. MPC works to solve today's urgent problems while consistently thinking ahead to prepare the region for the needs of tomorrow. Read more about our work »

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