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The concept of "complete streets"—roadways featuring bicycle lanes, sidewalks and room for mass transit—gained traction in a set of articles in USA Today. The front-page article discu ...

Active Living Research grantees developed an objective and practical checklist to help residents, community groups, local government officials and advocacy organizations determine whether their nei ...

In 2003, shortly before her 35th birthday, Michelle Grady competed in her first-ever triathlon. “When I crossed the finish line I just burst into tears, I was so overwhelmed with what I felt,” ...

A total of 238 developments, hailing from 39 states and six countries, have signed up to participate in the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program. This pioneering national certification s ...

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced a $20 million expansion of the Healthy Schools Program. The expansion grant, funded by RWJF, will foc ...

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Gyms designed for teenagers, with amenities like juice bars and Internet access, are taking their place alongside the usual teen hangouts. These new spaces offer teens a place to hang out with frie ...

A new website, Walkscore.com, calculates neighborhood walkability using Google maps and listings. Aware of the link between health and the built environment, the site's creators set out to buil ...

Active Living in Big Sky CountryYou might expect that rancher-turned-Montana-Governor Brian Schweitzer is comfortable riding the range. But the former soil scientist with a penchant for bolo ties i ...

The annual National Recreation and Parks Association Congress & Expo., to be held September in Indianapolis, Ind., will bring together recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry s ...

The National Governors Association awarded $100,000 to each of 10 states to combat childhood obesity through social change and development of public policies and private efforts. Funding for the gr ...

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