December 10, 2015 5:00 AMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Fighting Obesity in U.S. Cities

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In a recent Guardian article, “Violence, climate change, obesity: world’s cities face growing health risks,” obesity is one of the major challenges facing cities around the world. Cities here in the United States are no exception; more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese according to the CDC. But communities — rural and urban — […]

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November 23, 2015 10:27 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Making Streets Safer in St. Louis

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The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Partnership – Active Living Workgroup in St. Louis is using the Plan4Health funding to increase opportunities for physical activity by making city streets safer. As the coalition noted in its October press release: The City of St. Louis continues to be designated as a Pedestrian Focus City by the […]

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October 20, 2015 4:14 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Tactical Urbanism or What To Do with Spare Tires

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Tactical urbanism is an exciting way to engage community members and demonstrate alternatives to existing public spaces. As APA’s Senior Research Associate David Morley, AICP, notes in his recently published PAS QuickNotes on tactical urbanism: “In a time when many local governments are expected to ‘do more with less,’ it makes sense to explore low-cost temporary interventions before […]

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