Public health advocates can help shape the design of cities and suburbs in ways that improve public health, but to do so effectively they need to understand the legal framework. This article re- views the connection between public health and the built environment and then describes the legal pathways for improving the design of our built environment.
Wendy C. Perdue et al., The Built Environment and Its Relationship to the Public's Health: The Legal Framework, 93 Am. J. Pub. Health 1390 (2003).