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  • Controversial study questions sprawl's effect on obesity
    Nov 13 2006

    A controversial new study by University of Toronto economist Matthew Turner questions whether suburban sprawl is a contributing factor to obesity. His findings have been met largely with criticism ...

  • Chicago adopts "complete streets" policy
    Nov 7 2006

    Chicago recently became the largest city in the United States to adopt a complete streets policy. As a result, new transportation projects must accommodate all users—balancing the needs of p...

  • Empowering community coalitions in the Pacific Northwest
    Nov 2 2006

    Seven community coalitions in Oregon and southwest Washington state have received funding to promote physical activity and healthy eating locally. The first round of grants from the Alliance for th...

  • Public health experts tout healthy design
    Nov 2 2006

    Public health officials are increasingly addressing disease prevention, instead of disproportionately focusing on treatment. One approach aimed at improving the nation's health is making it easier ...

  • Pfizer helping fight childhood obesity in Arkansas
    Nov 2 2006

    Pfizer has committed $2.8 million to fund a new program targeted at reducing the incidence of childhood obesity across Arkansas. The program, called "Balance It Out: Arkansas" will be managed by th...

  • Cyclists affecting cultural shift with rallies and ridership
    Oct 24 2006

    Cyclists in Seattle are touting more than better health and savings at the gas pump—they're demonstrating considerable political clout and catalyzing a cultural shift towards creating ac...

  • Good transportation policy puts people first
    Oct 17 2006

    This article examines how good transportation policy contributes to our quality of life, acknowledging that successful cities are teeming with pedestrians. America's transportation problems won't b...

  • Join now: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
    Oct 13 2006

    Sign up now for the 6th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in February 2007 in Los Angeles, California, which will focus on "Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities." The three-...

  • EPA announces "Healthy Community" grants
    Oct 13 2006

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded 22 grants totaling more than half-a-million dollars across New England under its Healthy Community Grants Program. Portland Trails was awarded $30,0...

  • VT sees health & economic benefits of sidewalks, bike lanes
    Oct 13 2006

    Some 14 towns across the state of Vermont have significantly enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities in 2006, improving the health of communities and boosting the local economy. Rutland Area Phy...