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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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. Integrat ...

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 risk for obes ...

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 ...

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