While urbanization rapidly increases, it becomes central to understand how places and urban planning affect population health. We aim at understanding the role of various built environments characteristics such green spaces, transportation systems using GPS and accelerometer sensors as well as urban planning policies such as low emission zones in different regions including North America, Europe or South America.
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