Atlanta BeltLine’s health impact to be measured by GSU, CDC researchers and will build on research completed by SCaRP prof. Ross

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The BeltLine is the nation’s largest urban renewal project. As such, there’s a great deal of interest in the degree to which the BeltLine can improve the physical and mental well being of people who live near it or use it regularly. The new study will address some of those issues. The $100,000 project is jointly funded by Georgia State University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers intend to interview 400 residents who live along various parts of the BeltLine, according to a GSU statement. Residents will have a chance to share their thoughts about the BeltLine and how it has affected their opinions on topics including physical activity and crime. The research team is to be comprised of more than 20 specialists in topics including public health and the role the built environment has on overall health. A BeltLine health impact assessment completed in 2007 provides a good starting point for Fuller’s project. The 2007 report was coordinated by Catherine Ross, of Georgia Tech, with assistance from others including the CDC.

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