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Active Living Network - News & Resources


The transdiciplinary field of active living is growing, as is the evidence concerning the influence of built environments on public health. Learn more about active living and how to promote healthy design and development in your community.



In this section of the Active Living Network Web site you will find:

  • Current news on issues concerning healthy community design
  • Communications toolkits, annotated fact sheets and research reports
  • PowerPoint slides, videos and materials to use in presentations
  • Links to partner organizations and related websites
  • Real-world projects featured in the Active Living Storybank

Browse the latest news and resources below, or search by topic area, resource type or keyword.


Check out the latest active living Resources:

This report, developed by Trust for America's Healthy and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, discusses recent trends in obesity including specific state data, a timeline of nation ...

"Making cycling irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany" by Pucher and Buehler, Rutgers University; Transport Reviews, Vol. 28, 2008. (876k pdf)

#50 Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, Problem-Specific Guides Series; by Nancy La Vigne, Center for Problem-Oriented Policing; for U.S. Dept. of Justice.

STPP: Federal Transportation Spending in the 1990s : More transportation dollars are being spent on bicycle and pedestrian projects. This presentation showcases the most recent trends and data. ...

STPP: High Mileage Moms : Mothers have become the bus drivers of the 1990s. This presentation shows the trends in travel and mileage by mothers. The goal of the Surface Transportation Policy ...