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Resource Types: Research Report

This report explores the merits of smart growth, highlighting some communities that are practicing these principles.

This prospective study of the building of a multi-use trail did not demonstrate an increase in physical activity among adults living near the trail. (Volume 28, Issue 2, supplement 2, pages 177-185)

Provided are context sensitive solutions (CSS) for planning and designing major urban thoroughfares for walkable communities.

This study finds a direct link between walkable communities, lower BMI and cleaner air.

This summary reviews Safe Routes to School Programs around the country and highlights others that are proposed.

The report provides practical solutions to help local leaders foster active living in their communities and develop healthier regions.

The report shows that social environmental factors most affected the level of physical activity among Hispanic women.

The report advocates the importance of rethinking the link between the built environment and public health. It reviews current public health, planning, and urban design research to determine how wa ...

This proposal features 100 policies to advance the smart growth agenda.

A guide to building smart communities from a public health perspective.

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