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Dec
16

United We Thrive, Divided We Fail

In early 2016, I shared my hope that in the new year we’d hear stories about deeper social connectedness that would outshine the media narratives in 2015 centering ...

Dec
08

How Nonprofits Can Thrive In a Post-Fact World

If a fact exists in a forest and no one is there to believe it, is it still true? You’ve probably heard by now that we’re living in a “post-fact” ...

Nov
30

A Conversation with Rocio Muñoz on Lasting Resident Leadership and Action for Equity

This season urges us to reflect on what gives us meaning. At Active Living By Design (ALBD), we often find that it’s our relationships. Earlier this fall, ALBD promised to ...

Nov
16

Finding Common Ground in Divided Places

Dear Neighbor, As we exchanged our usual pleasantries this morning in the driveway, we both paused for a moment, knowing that things are significantly different since last Tuesday. This change is ...

Nov
09

How to Prepare Your Partnership for Unpredictable Times

While volunteering as a poll monitor yesterday, I helped voters successfully cast their ballots and documented their experiences to improve the process for future voters. As I stood near both ...

Oct
26

Why We Need Generosity for Strong Partnerships

As our team at Active Living By Design (ALBD) has worked with community leaders, coalitions, and partnerships over the past 14 years, we have learned countless lessons about what works ...

Oct
19

Partnership Lessons from Active Routes to School

Before joining Active Living By Design (ALBD), I was the project manager for Active Routes to School, a North Carolina Safe Routes to School Project funded by the ...

Oct
13

Measuring Walking Access to Parks

The US Surgeon General’s 2015 report Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities notes that just 22 minutes a day of physical ...

Sep
29

Commemorating the Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

In September 2015, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy launched Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. The Call ...

Sep
22

Culture Change Sustains and Thrives In Buffalo

One of the many privileges of being part of the Active Living By Design (ALBD) team is forming long-standing relationships with community partners, learning from their experiences, and celebrating their ...

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