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Resource Types: Research Report

The report assesses the impact of the local environment on individual transportation choices.

A discussion and some proposals for how to deal with the major complexities in American transportation.

This research summary reveals that middle school students who are more active tend to do better in school.

This report shows that access to attractive, large public open space is associated with higher levels of walking. (Volume 28, Issue 2, supplement 2, pages 169-176)

A review of 22 case studies to assess the impact of societal interventions in incorporating more walking and bicycling in communities.

The ecological models in this report target individuals, social environments, physical environments and policies to achieve population change in physical activity.

This report reviews how policymakers have an impact on neighborhood schools and community preservation. It aims to help communities preserve treasured schools while bringing them up to 21st-century ...

This major report provides an action plan for researchers, professionals and advocates around the country to address childhood obesity. One of the key recommendations specifically addresses the bui ...

A report encouraging local planning officials and others responsible for how places are designed and built to create active-friendly communities.

A report assessing the health impacts of the built environment, concluding that poorer housing leads to poorer health.

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