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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