The way we build our communities affects the behavior of people. That behavior influences public safety. The degree to which public safety exists affects the livability of our communities. This was presented at the Livable Communities conference in 2003.
Researchers find that residents living in relatively barren buildings reported more aggression and violence than did their counterparts in greener buildings. Moreover, levels of mental fatigue were higher in barren buildings and aggression accompanied mental fatigue.
This is a sef-assessment and planning tool that will enable schools to identify the strengths and weeknesses of their physical activity and nutrition policies and programs to help them develop an action plann for improving student health. This version also addresses schools' policies and programs regarding safety(unintentional injury and violence).
The Bronx 5 program focuses on improving children's safety at five very dangerous city intersections. Being hit by a car is the number one cause of death for kids 5-14 in New York, with the Bronx having the highest percentage of kids hit. Bronx 5 aims to keep the streets safer through measures such as traffic calming and traditional pedestrian safety engineering.