In the article "Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer" many claims are made all circling around the idea that because "expanded metropolitan areas have had a far more serious impact on the people who live there by creating vehicle-dependent enviornments that foster obesity, poor health, social isolation, excessive stress, and depresson" and following are policy claims that work to ensue courses of actions to change what "developers in the last half-century" have made.
Another claim made by Dr. Richard J. Jackson a professor at UCLA states that "unless changes are made soon in the way many of our neighborhoods are constructed, people in the current generation will be the first in America to live shorter lives than their parents do". The author in this article heavily relies on establishing credibility to many of the claims in order to emphasize that the growing problem of out-stretched from the downtown area communities is enabling unhealthy lifestyles.
Towards the end of the article terminal values come into play as the design to improve a better lifestyle for the communities around the country is laid out. The "desire for a comfortable and exciting life", the definition according to Keeping Faith With Reason is what doctors and city officials are striving to reverse the fact that "physical activity has been disappearing from the lives of young and old, and [that] many communities are virtual 'food deserts' serviced only by convenience stores that stock nutrient poor foods and drinks".