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Walkable Streets

Drive Less, Live Longer

Driving can be hazardous to your health and in more ways than you think. A new study shows how driving less can help you live longer. The transition away from automobile-centered environments creates the ideal scenario for more walkable streets and safer communities. From AOL …

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November 25, 2009

Mob Rules: Unified Efforts to Impact Community Health

It is fairly understood that staying active goes a long way in reducing obesity and related diseases (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, etc.) as well as the emotional benefits of staying physically fit. As much as public health studies have shown the impact of simple movement, …

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November 16, 2009

The Design of Place

by Christi Elflein Why do you prefer to shop and eat at certain places more than others?  Why do people in one neighborhood seem to all know each other while people in another neighborhood keep to themselves?  Why will you walk down main street, but …

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October 15, 2009

Are banks a roadblock to walkable development?

The overall sentiment within the development community believes lending institutions really need to “catch up” and understand the benefits of walkable development. It isn’t the lack of vision that hinders the development of walkable communities but a lack of understanding from those that underwrite the …

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September 28, 2009

big cities: exhausting and exhilarating

by Liz Neves In the big city, on any given day, anything seems possible. Millions of thinkers, dreamers, and doers exchange ideas, creative sparks, and currency. There are plenty of reasons to be a city dweller – more jobs, much inspiration, more opportunities to help …

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September 19, 2009

One Small Step for Google Maps

by Andre Blackman Many of us are familiar with the great feature of Google Maps – we use it to get to Point to Point B – usually printed out before we drive some place. Last year I was pretty pleased to find out that …

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