International study of built environment, physical activity and obesity

01 September 2010 → 31 August 2014
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social psychology
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
predictors health promotion GIS (Geographical Informations System) physical activity environment ecological models
Project description

The aim of this project is to investigate whether adults living in high-walkable neighborhoods are more physically active, spend less time in sedentary behaviors and have a lower BMI than their counterparts living in low-walkable environments. The project will be conducted in 13 countries worldwide, in order to obtain a large variation in built environments, cultural characteristics and physical activities.