How Healthy Is Philadelphia?

August 3, 2012 |  by  |  Vantage  |  , ,

 

We know that popular foods like cheesesteaks, pretzels, and the Schmitter don’t exactly scream “Philly is a healthy city.” But it turns out that if you look at civic health, rather than physical health, the Philadelphia area is doing pretty well.

Remember the other day when we had a call for entries for the Civic Data Challenge? We created the infographic above using the datasets suggested in the competition. A larger version is available here. Special thanks to designer Alyse Schulte, developer Lee Matos, and cartographer Paul Statt for participating.

About the author

Hidden City Daily contributing editor Meredith Broussard has written for Harper's, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, The Chicago Reader, The Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia magazine. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Meredith holds a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. Visit her website at meredithbroussard.com.



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