Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that happen.
Bad news: Traffic fatalities, cost of living, upward mobility, body mass index, obesity, physical activity, life expectancy, high blood pressure, diabetes.
As urbanists, we know that our innate desire to feel connected is nothing trivial.
There are two primary fronts in the healthy communities movement — safety and obesity. A stronger emphasis on safety is more likely to succeed with citizens and public officials.
Some commentators have trotted out the old argument that plenty of city-dwellers, especially in poor areas, are fat, so sprawl doesn't matter to obesity. The data suggests otherwise.
Claims related to community design and health should be modest. Yet with health care consuming more than 17 percent of the US economy, even a modest improvement can make a significant impact.
A new study provides more confirmation that violent and accidental deaths of all kinds are more common in suburban and rural areas. The primary cause: Automobile accidents.
More than 100 organizations, ranging from the National PTA to the American Lung Association to AARP to NAACP to Nike, heard the US surgeon general announce a "call to action on walking."
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which intends to track especially great places to age, is born.
Health is determined by planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy, and other disciplines at least as much as it is by medical care.
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