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Do Urban River Parkways Impact Public Health?

EHS Professor Richard Jackson speaks to Captial Public Radio about the effect of public green spaces on health and well-being.
Thursday, July 31, 2014



A new study by Dr. Richard Jackson of the Environmental Health Sciences department illustrates the link between an urban river parkway and public health. Sacramento serves as one of several communities studied throughout California that indicate that public investments such as a river parkway positively impact epidemic rates of diseases like diabetes and obesity, even improve mental health. 

Dr. Jackson spoke to Capital Public Radio about how changes to urban environments through something like a public river parkways can affect the health of entire populations.