The New York Academy of Sciences
Discover the effect location and built environments play on your life and health.
In recent years, as social movements centered on locality have gained steam, more and more people have begun making a concerted effort to eat local, to buy local—to consciously consider how their everyday decisions affect and shape the place in which they live.
But what about your location's impact on you? Everything from the building materials that house you to the streets you walk to the food and resources available affects your health, well-being, environment, and opportunities. You are who you are, you are what you are, and increasingly—especially in urban built environments like New York City—you are where you are. . . .
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