This news is based on the following article: Mueller N, Rojas-Rueda D, Basagaña X, et al. Urban and transport planning related exposures and mortality: a health impact assessment for cities. Environ Health Perspect 2017; 125:89-96. doi: 10.1289/EHP220
This joint assessment of the impact on mortality of five factors relating to urban design and traffic in Barcelona is the first work of its kind. It highlights the burden of noncompliance with international recommendations for minimum levels of physical activity and fine-particle exposure limits, and identifies key strategies for urban development and transport policies that promote healthy living.