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54th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Public Places for Community, Democracy, Health & Equity

Public places are the essential key to a livable city. Join the International Making Cities Livable Conference to share your achievements and learn from others how we can take back our streets and squares – and in the process, strengthen community, civic engagement, health, and equity. Learn more... Read more

Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders: Parks, Community Health, and the Arts

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This EPA webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. Register... Read more

Freeways Without Futures 2017

Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo, NY (Credit: Mike Puma)
In Freeways Without Futures 2017, the Congress for the New Urbanism identifies the ten worst urban highways in America, each of which could be removed to fight pollution, ease traffic, and improve walkability and health. Additionally, for the first time, this report chronicles graduated highway campaigns that are successfully moving forward with removal. Learn more... Read more

Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide

This guide from the National Quality Forum is a framework to help multi-sector groups work together to improve population health by addressing 10 interrelated elements for success. The guide is intentionally brief and written in plain language to be as accessible as possible for all types of stakeholders at the local, state, regional, and national levels to take action. Download the action guide... Read more

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) Small Grants Program

The Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) announced the availability of small grants to help grassroots, community groups improve their organizing capacity. Small grants are available for a number of activities, such as board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Applications due February 1. Learn more and apply... Read more

Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking

Pedestrians walk along Wall Street (Credit: Michael Nagle / Getty Images)
The benefits of walking are many and widespread. From personal, physical and mental health, to strengthening relationships and engaging community members, walking is a powerful tool. Join America Walks for this webinar to learn how individuals and organizations are harnessing the power of walking to create lasting positive change. This webinar is intended for our advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic. Register now... Read more

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

Klyde Warren Park's accessibility via multiple modes of transporation and heavy programming make the urban park an active space. (Kan_Khampanya / Shutterstock)
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

Let’s Take a Walk – Healthy Habits Spur Economic Well-Being

Downtown Port Huron
(Jeffrey M. Smith / Times Herald)
Throughout 2016, Port Huron saw an increase in downtown development. More residential lofts, storefronts, a boutique movie theater, and expanding restaurants peppered the city’s main corridor with more slated development in the coming year. While Port Huron’s walkability rating is on the higher end, however, there is still room for improvement. Read more... Read more
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