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Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design

​The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends built environment strategies that combine one or more interventions to improve pedestrian or bicycle transportation systems with one or more land use and environmental design interventions to increase physical activity. Read more... Read more

The Key To Healthier Living In North Texas Might Be Better Urban Planning

When it comes to combating health problems like obesity or diabetes, most people think it’s the responsibility of doctors and nutritionists. But urban planners, architects and engineers play a role as well. The way a city or a building is planned can encourage people to walk more and be healthier in their everyday lives. Read more... Read more

The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban

More older people these days are looking for a community where they can enjoy a full life without a car. In the age of the Fitbit and a growing cohort of active, engaged retirees eager to take their daily 10,000 steps, retirement communities have been slow to change. Enter a new paradigm: the walkable, urban space. It may range from existing neighborhoods in places like Brooklyn or San Francisco to newly built housing within city and suburban cores from coast... Read more

Center for Active Design: Excellence Awards

​This annual international competition celebrates the transformative role that the design of the built environment plays in creating healthy communities. Be recognized as part of the growing Active Design movement using evidence-based design to foster global health. Join the vanguard of past winners shaping how our buildings, streets, and neighborhoods enhance the quality of life for future generations around the world. For 2016, the Center is seeking projects that have used Active Design to demonstrate a measurable impact on physical,... Read more
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