Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Don’t blame people for being obese (blame their neighborhood)

Posted 06 Sep 2018 / 0

Science News Artificial intelligence spots obesity from space

Wow, if you are the kind of person who tends to put a lot of stock in “personal responsibility”, maybe you don’t want to read the brief article above. Because it is an amazing piece of evidence that individual human behaviors are highly influenced by the environments that we collectively create. If we can use simple data found on maps to predict where the most obesity occurs, what does that say about the ethical responsibilities of city planners in relation to the health of the citizens they design for?

A Minor Post, Behavior, Environmental Justice, Gene by Environment Interactions, Health & Medicine, Urban Ecology, Urban Planning

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