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Mar
23
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A Fresh Model for Community-Driven Change

Active Living By Design is about to launch a fresh model for community-driven change to reflect the evolution of our field’s growth. It reminds me of how far we’ve come. Early ...

Dec
16
12-16-15

Building a Movement for a Culture of Health

At one time or another, almost all of us pledge to be healthier. Eat better, exercise regularly or sleep more. But as we all know, sustaining these efforts over the ...

Apr
10
4-8-2015

Pilot Projects Are a Runway for Policy Launches

The need to improve access to healthy food is not a new issue in North Carolina; the nearly 350 food deserts across 80 counties impact 1.5 million North Carolinians. The ...

Jan
21
1-21-2015

How Will the Millennial Perspective Change our Work?

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” – Bill Gates Before my 21-year-old daughter ...

Nov
12
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Growing Food and Planning Connections

Ten years ago, professional planners and nutritionists rarely sat at the same table, let alone shared a common vision. The recent release of the Growing Food Connections (GFC) Policy ...

Nov
06
11-6-2014

Test, Then Invest: Pilot Projects

Active transportation advocates have had a big year. The United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, announced a new initiative to enhance pedestrian and biking safety nationwide, and ...

Jul
23
Slowdown

Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast

In 1966, I relied totally on my bicycle to get everywhere I wanted to go. In my old New York City neighborhood, if you didn’t have a bicycle you couldn’t ...

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