Category Archives: built environment

Public Health and Environmental Protection

While Caitlin attended the VLS symposium on Friday, I was at the University of Michigan Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Program’s fall conference.¬† Co-sponsored by the school’s Environmental Law Society and the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, … Continue reading

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Our Bodies, Our Environment

This new report from the EPA explores how the built environment affects the natural environment and human health.¬† It reviews hundred of studies¬†published since 2001 (when EPA first did such a technical review) that track the interactions between land use, … Continue reading

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Health Impact Assessments: A Tool to Determine the Health Impacts of Government Policies

As individuals, we tend to consider all of consequences before we make an important decision. When we buy a car, for example, we consider how much we want to spend, where we plan to drive, who we plan to transport, … Continue reading

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