“We are a nation of couch potatoes, lacking the will and the strength to turn around the obesity tanker. …
While seeking to minimise the barriers that prevent healthy behaviours [in humans], we should make sure that the design of new environments is taken into account.
A good model would be to look at how zoos are designed. Before a zoo is built, it is common practice for zoologists, biologists, animal psychologists, nutritionists, architects, designers and landscape architects to work closely together to create an environment that optimises the living conditions for the animals. …
Ironically, we do not seem to make the same demands when a town, neighbourhood or workplace environment for humans is planned and designed.” https://theconversation.com/learning-from-zoos-how-our-environment-can-influence-our-health-77063
Urban planning must urgently focus on creating spaces suitable for lifetime incarceration that remove the last vestiges of free will.
The UK government, in a flush of swollen electoral sovereignty, may feel justified in treating citizens as collateral damage as those with weak lungs are unlikely to be Conservative voters.
“The plan requires local authorities to exhaust all other options before introducing CAZ [clean air zones] charging for diesel vehicles, as will happen in London, such as removing speed bumps and retrofitting buses.”
It is hoped that the exhaust from these other options will obscure the diesel miasma.