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Healthy Community Design: Success Stories from State and Local Leaders

This report highlights the work of officials who support changes in community design that provide more opportunities for people to get routine physical activity. Some of these efforts stem from a desire to support economic development, others to decrease environmental degradation or improve residents' quality of life. But all stories serves as examples of how vision, leadership and dedication can enable healthy community design.

OrganizationActive Living Leadership
Resource TypeCase Study

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Waksik Wago is a partnership that serves the tribal Winnebago Village in rural Eastern Nebraska. An Indian term for "active people," Waksik Wago is focused on creating safe routes and co ...

The Active Living Partnership at Stapleton (ALPS) promotes and studies the benefits of healthy community design in Stapleton and the surrounding neighborhoods. Over the next 15 to 20 years, the cit ...

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This project involves three Portland Metro area neighborhoods in two counties. Damascus, a 13,600-acre rural residential neighborhood of 3,600, merges significant development due to the recent ex ...

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This 2003 report examines school-based physical activity and healthy eating programs to help curb the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. Pyramid Communications, a Seattle-based strategic publ ...

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