Creating Blue Zones, where people live the longest, healthiest lives

'The Blue Zones Solution'
'The Blue Zones Solution' by Dan Buettner
Book cover courtesy of publisher

Dan Buettner's specialty is Blue Zones — communities where people live the longest, healthiest lives on the planet. He's researched and written about these communities in his book, "The Blue Zones Solution."

He's also helped create new Blue Zones in places like Iowa, New York and Minnesota.

At The Minneapolis Foundation's Face Forward Conference last month, MPR News' Kerri Miller talked with Buettner about what makes these projects successful, and whether they can exist outside small communities.

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