City planners are increasingly aware of health benefits of clean, living landscapes.

I am pleased to see all the new initiatives from the City of Charlottesville that will encourage all of us to get engaged!

Today, the design buzzwords are all about connectivity, linear parks and “complete streets”— with shared space for walking, biking and ready access to transit. Urban planners are working hard to invert the basic urban-suburban relationship of the past century, encouraging people to live more densely, with a smaller environmental footprint, and lifestyles that are more socially and physically engaged with the built and natural environments.
via City planners are increasingly aware of health benefits of clean, living landscapes – The Washington Post.