April 26, 2016 12:46 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Great Places

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APA’s Great Places in America program celebrates places with cultural and historic interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. Did you know that there are many Plan4Health coalitions located in communities with Great Places designations? The list is long — Kingston, New York; Chatham County, Georgia; City of Dover/Kent County, Delaware; Sacramento County, California, […]

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April 8, 2016 2:35 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

APA 2016 Conference in Phoenix: Healthy Communities Interest Group Meet-Up

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“Success looks like an EKG monitor.” –          Healthy Communities Interest Group Participant Cross-sector work at the intersection of the built environment and public health has its ups and downs, as one participant astutely reflected. At this year’s National Planning Conference in Phoenix, planners and other practitioners creating healthy communities gathered for the 2016 Healthy Communities Interest Group […]

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March 17, 2016 2:15 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

What’s Your Great Place?

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It’s almost that time of year again — time to think about the neighborhoods, public spaces, and streets that have added value to your community. APA’s Great Places in America program celebrates places with cultural and historic interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. Submit your suggestions for this year’s Great Places in America by […]

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December 3, 2015 2:43 PMCategory: Nutrition

The Role of Public Markets in Community Building

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This entry is reposted from the APA Sustaining Places blog. To read more from APA, click here. Since 2007, the American Planning Association has designated 245 Great Places in America. As a part of the Great Places program, APA has often recognized public markets, old and new, for adding vibrancy, character, and functionality to communities across […]

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October 13, 2015 8:04 PMCategory: Nutrition

Flint Farmers’ Market: A Great Place Connecting People with Healthy Food

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Flint Farmers’ market was recognized this year as one of the American Planning Association’s annual list of Great Places in America. The market has many great qualities. It is housed in a former printing building that was creatively reused. It’s celebrated for the variety of uses that take place within the space and credited with acting […]

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