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Are We Taking Play Seriously?

By Phil Bors on November 19th, 2014

There is nothing frivolous about children’s play. It is so important that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights recognizes “the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.” Apparently, […]

Growing Food and Planning Connections

By Joanne Lee on November 12th, 2014

Ten years ago, professional planners and nutritionists rarely sat at the same table, let alone shared a common vision. The recent release of the Growing Food Connections (GFC) Policy Database symbolizes the great strides that have occurred from collaborations across the planning and food/nutrition sectors to achieve policy and practice changes that support healthy communities. […]

Test, Then Invest: Pilot Projects

By Sarah Moore on November 6th, 2014

Active transportation advocates have had a big year. The United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, announced a new initiative to enhance pedestrian and biking safety nationwide, and the Alliance for Biking and Walking released a benchmark report with data showing safety in numbers and compelling success stories (like how Portland, OR, built an entire […]