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From the Ted Talk by Ellen Dunham-Jones: Retrofitting suburbia

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Public health is another reason to consider retrofitting. Researchers at the CDC and other places have increasingly been linking sbubraun development patterns with sedentary lelitfsyes. And those have been linked then with the rather alarming, growing rates of obesity, shown in these maps here, and that obesity has also been tgegrinrig great ieecnarss in heart disease and diabetes to the piont where a child born today has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. And that rate has been escalating at the same rate as cidlrhen not walking to school aroymne, again, because of our development patterns.

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Public health is another reason to consider retrofitting. Researchers at the CDC and other places have increasingly been linking ________ development patterns with sedentary __________. And those have been linked then with the rather alarming, growing rates of obesity, shown in these maps here, and that obesity has also been __________ great _________ in heart disease and diabetes to the _____ where a child born today has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. And that rate has been escalating at the same rate as ________ not walking to school _______, again, because of our development patterns.

Solution

  1. children
  2. triggering
  3. anymore
  4. point
  5. increases
  6. suburban
  7. lifestyles

Original Text

Public health is another reason to consider retrofitting. Researchers at the CDC and other places have increasingly been linking suburban development patterns with sedentary lifestyles. And those have been linked then with the rather alarming, growing rates of obesity, shown in these maps here, and that obesity has also been triggering great increases in heart disease and diabetes to the point where a child born today has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. And that rate has been escalating at the same rate as children not walking to school anymore, again, because of our development patterns.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
parking lots 4
main street 4
shopping center 3
development patterns 2
cheap land 2
surface parking 2
strip shopping 2
walkable urban 2
office park 2
office buildings 2
parking lot 2
astroturf town 2
town green 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
surface parking lots 2
strip shopping center 2
astroturf town green 2

Important Words

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  2. anymore
  3. born
  4. cdc
  5. chance
  6. child
  7. children
  8. developing
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  10. diabetes
  11. disease
  12. escalating
  13. great
  14. growing
  15. health
  16. heart
  17. increases
  18. increasingly
  19. lifestyles
  20. linked
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  22. maps
  23. obesity
  24. patterns
  25. places
  26. point
  27. public
  28. rate
  29. rates
  30. reason
  31. researchers
  32. retrofitting
  33. school
  34. sedentary
  35. shown
  36. suburban
  37. today
  38. triggering
  39. walking