Physical Activity

July 5, 2015, 7am PDT
The "Active Cities Report" by the Designed to Move coalition provides detailed guidance concerning how to integrate physical activity into community design, and information on the economic, social and environmental benefits that result.
Active Cities Report - A Guide for City Leaders
July 20, 2014, 1pm PDT
In a review of the iPhone app Human, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau examines how the daily movement of residents can be measured.
UrbDeZine
December 18, 2013, 6am PST
An innovative experiment in "environmental calorie labeling" is based on the idea that well-placed information on the benefits of specific physical activities will prompt people to choose healthier options.
Fast Company Co.Exist
December 12, 2013, 11am PST
At America's first ever "Walking Summit", physicians, planners, developers, and community activists gathered to discuss how physical activity can help heal people and communities.
PPS Placemaking Blog
September 25, 2013, 7am PDT
Many factors have contributed to America's obesity crisis, but the design of the built environment has had an undeniable role. A new study shows that living in a smart growth community can increase physical activity among children.
Fast Company Co.Exist
January 24, 2013, 7am PST
James Sallis, this year’s winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, discusses the obstacles to increasing opportunities for physical activity in our communities, and how to overcome them.
National Post
August 16, 2011, 5am PDT
Neighborhoods in New York City have built temporary "pop-up" playgrounds in an effort to encourage more physical activity among children.
The New York Times
March 28, 2011, 7am PDT
Los Angeles County is in the process of writing a "Model Streets Manual", with funding coming from an unlikely source: The Department of Public Health.
Project for Public Spaces blog
Feature
May 27, 2010, 5am PDT

Do parks succeed in making people more active? What works and what doesn't when designing and maintaining a park?

Tim Halbur
Blog post
April 15, 2010, 7am PDT

We live in a wonderful age! Scientists have proven that many simple, affordable, and often enjoyable activities make us healthier and happier: breath fresh air, avoid dangerous driving, be physically active, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, maintain friendships, play games, and avoid excessive stress. Even chocolate, red wine and sex are perscribed, in moderation, for health sake.

Todd Litman
Blog post
November 2, 2009, 8am PST

An important new book, Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research, and its summary report, The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America, were just published by the Convergence Partnership, a coalition that supports more rational and equitable health policy.

Todd Litman