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Public Health Inspectors - Urban Planning and Development

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I am reading an article on Public Health Inspectors and their role in urban planning and development, and how they need to be active when City planners are planning developments. I am wondering if an OTA can give me their perspective on what they think the role of an Public Health Inspectors should be in urban planning and development.

This is an interesting and hot topic where I am from. So fresh perspectives are always great. Plus, with the way the instructor is going with the class, I can totally see this being a long answer type question on my midterm or final.

I appreciate all of your help. I have an included a link to a website that identifies what urban sprawl is (http://www.publichealthgrandrounds.unc.edu/urban/),

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Urban sprawl impacts land use, transportation, and social and economic development, but it also has serious implications for our health. There is increasing evidence that the way we design our communities discourages physical activity such as walking and cycling, contributes to air pollution, and promotes pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Automobile dependence contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, and increases the risk of car crashes. Runoff due to the absence of vegetation is polluting our water systems. And sprawl may threaten mental health and social capital. Join us as we discuss these and other health effects and present the case of Portland, Oregon, a community that has made great strides in containing urban sprawl. We will explore the history of this issue, our current situation, and future directions in promoting smart growth and healthy communities.( http://www.publichealthgrandrounds.unc.edu/urban/).

What is the role of Public Health Inspectors in Urban Planning and Development?

Generally, inspectors evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to control risks in the workplace. They inspect restaurants, public facilities, industrial establishments, municipal ...

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