Active Living And Social Equity

ICMA releases a new, free report for local governments: "Active Living and Social Equity: Creating Healthy Communities for All Residents."

February 28, 2005, 1:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

Many segments of the population are disproportionately affected by the health consequences of physical inactivity and poor nutrition. However, local governments can respond by planning and designing communities that facilitate healthy lifestyles for all residents. This guide describes how local managers, department heads and local government staff can design healthy communities for all residents, regardless of income, race or ethnicity, age, ability or gender. The guide explains the connections between active living and social equity, provides a toolbox of local government strategies for promoting active living equitably, and highlights notable examples of local initiatives from around the country. It is available as a free PDF download.

Thanks to Campaign for Sensible Growth

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 in ICMA Bookstore

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