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Jun
24

Protected Bike Lanes Could Bridge America’s Empathy Gap

“The more that Americans opt out of interacting with each other … the greater the ‘empathy gap’ grows.” Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities, wrote this in ...

Jun
19

“Pass the Ball!” and Other Lessons Learned from My Dear Old Dad

I remember the day I first learned about traffic calming. I was practicing piano when I suddenly heard squealing tires and a crash. Leaping to a window, I watched our ...

Jun
10

Harnessing the Volunteer Spirit

Public places that facilitate play, physical activity and healthy food access are critical for a healthy community. However, large projects like parks, greenways and farmers’ markets typically take years to ...

Jun
03

A Blighted Philadelphia Park Becomes Neighborhood’s Jewel

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Philadelphia’s 87-acre Hunting Park has had a miracle resurgence thanks to community activists and a broad-based coalition. Established in 1856, Hunting Park’s neglected ...

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