From: "Berrigan, David (NIH/NCI) [E]"
Date: March 21, 2014 at 6:07:15 AM MST
To: 'Ed Christopher' <edc(a)berwyned.com>
Subject: FW: Sprawl data release event
Hope all is well
Could you share this with the Travel and Health members?
My Division helped support the development of an updated sprawl index and will host the
Some might be interested in this webinar.
The data will be hosted at http://gis.cancer.gov/tools/urban-sprawl/
and the release data
is April 2nd, 2014.
Thanks so much
David Berrigan PhD MPH
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive MSC 7344
Bethesda MD 20892-7344
In 2001, Smart Growth America released the landmark study Measuring Sprawl and its
Impact. On Wednesday, April 2, we’ll release the next edition of this flagship report with
new information about the state of development in the United States.
Measuring Sprawl 2014 will look at development patterns in 221 metropolitan areas and
their counties, and evaluate which communities are the least and most sprawling in the
country. The report will score and rank these metropolitan areas based on their
development, using a four-factor system developed by researchers at the University of
Utah’s Metropolitan Research Center.
The report will also look at how development patterns are related to life in those
communities, based on factors like economic mobility, life expectancy, household costs,
health, safety and transportation options.
Join us for the launch of Measuring Sprawl 2014. Smart Growth America and the
Metropolitan Research Center will hold an online event to detail the findings of the new
report and to discuss growth strategies with communities highlighted in the new analysis.
Join us for this free event on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT.
Finally, the report will highlight at several communities that have made public policy
changes in support of better development, as well as ideas for communities everywhere
interested in better development strategies.
Join us on April 2 or share this event on Twitter or Facebook. For media inquiries,
contact Craig Chester at cchester [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.
We hope you'll join us then.
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