Professor Charles Branas of University of Pennsylvania recently gave a seminar at the invitation of University of Otago’s Preventive and Social Medicine department & the Public Health Association.
The talk is very interesting, offering solid examples of how places influence behaviour.
You can listen to a recording and follow along with the slides at podcasts.otago.ac.nz/psmseminars/2014/03/21/putting-health-in-its-place-changing-our-surroundings-for-better-health
Professor Branas is involved in the Urban Health Lab which provides accessible, scientifically checked methods for improving environments. Their website features, papers, videos and more including information on health indicators.