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  • Health impact assessments inform Seattle development
    Dec 15 2006

    As obesity rates continue to rise, planners in Seattle and King County, Wash., are examining the impact of the built environment on public health through health impact assessments. These assessment...

  • Andrés Duany: An active living visionary takes on New Orleans
    Dec 15 2006

    Asserting that the compact, walkable, diverse neighborhood is a model for the "energy-starved" future, Andrés Duany is heretical to some. But the New Urbanism advocate has turned his attention t...

  • Pedestrian bridge opens over downtown Atlanta freeway
    Dec 15 2006

    Providing nearly an acre of new green space, Atlanta re-opened its Fifth Street Bridge as a park and pedestrian bridge, replete with bike paths, decorative lampposts, trellises, grass and nine-foot...

  • Reclaiming playgrounds in Baltimore
    Nov 22 2006

    Playgrounds across Baltimore are getting a facelift, much to the delight of students, educators and even developers. With cracked and littered asphalt gone, grassy surfaces and gardens encourage Ba...

  • Arkansas to provide safe routes to school
    Nov 21 2006

    Planning is underway in Arkansas to make it safer and easier for children to walk and bike to school. As part of the federal Safe Routes to School program, Arkansas will receive roughly $3 million ...

  • Bikes Belong awards $40,000 in grants
    Nov 14 2006

    Bikes Belong announced $40,000 in grants to five projects creating bicycle trails, greenways and other facilities that encourage more people to ride for fun and for transportation.

  • Linking walking and public transit in St. Louis
    Nov 14 2006

    The Missouri Foundation for Health granted Citizens for Modern Transit nearly $300,000 to implement its "Ten Toe Express" initiative, which encourages people to incorporate walking with public tran...

  • The changing face of playgrounds
    Nov 14 2006

    The "creative playground" movement is gathering steam, swapping traditional all-in-one play structures on flat surfaces with natural elements such as boulders, streams and steep hills. Integrating ...

  • Planners can reduce chronic diseases
    Nov 14 2006

    City planners can—and should—support policies and zoning regulations that encourage everyday physical activity and access to healthy food, especially among communities at greatest ris...

  • Top 10 features of activity-friendly places
    Nov 14 2006

    Researchers at St. Louis University School of Public Health have identified the top 10 features of activity-friendly communities. The research team compiled a list of over 230 attributes before det...