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Urban Poor Plagued By ‘Burdens of Place’

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Most of America’s urban cores were designed for walking but offer little in the way of supermarkets, healthy restaurants and other amenities for residents to walk to, according to a study led by a Michigan State University scholar.

The study is one of the first to show that poor residents living in declining urban neighborhoods want healthy food choices – evidenced by their willingness to travel long distances to find them. Past research has generally assumed that poor people will shop at whatever store is closest. (more…)

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Student Documentary Explores Facebook- and Fast-Food-Free Life

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a society where people text rather than talk and eat out more than cook, community has been lost and necessities replaced by wants, says a group of Michigan State University students who recently released a documentary of their monthlong experiment in living with less.

Thrive with Lessstarted as a research project for a documentary class taught this spring by Bob Albers, senior video specialist for MSU’s College of Communications Arts and Sciences. Now, living minimally is a way of life for Josh Michels, Mo Hnatiuk, Colin Marshall, Jaclyn McNeal, Ryan McPhail and Matt Radick. (more…)

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