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How I Benefited from Unfair Housing

By Phil Bors on April 26th, 2017

Fighting American Nationals picket in front of CORE (Congress of Racial Equity) protesters who were demanding Levitt & Sons to open the Belair subdivision in Bowie, MD, to African Americans. August 1963. My hometown, Bowie, MD, turned 100 last year. The city celebrated its proud history as a railroad town, the cradle of thoroughbred horse […]

Achieving Health Equity Means Including People with Disabilities

By Chris Mackey on April 20th, 2017

There are several definitions of “health equity,” but most would agree with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) definition, which states that “Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to ‘attain his or her full health potential’ and no one is ‘disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position […]

Talking Cities, Lived Experiences, and Movement-Making

By Joanne Lee on April 17th, 2017

One of the many privileges of being part of the Active Living By Design (ALBD) team is forming long-standing relationships with community partners, learning from their experiences, and celebrating their successes. I recently had the pleasure of joining the Talking Cities podcast and catching up with Matt Enstice, CEO of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. […]

Why Well-Being for Each of Us is Well-Being for All of Us

By Risa Wilkerson on April 13th, 2017

In an atmosphere of protecting our “benefits,” we act in ways that are self-serving on the surface, yet don’t result in the long-term benefits that we think they do. Consider any playground or school yard where you’ve seen children struggle to share a toy. The energy they exert to prove the toy is “theirs”—and the […]

Street Harassment Is an Overlooked Barrier to Walking, Biking, and Physical Activity

By Safe Routes to School National Partnership on April 3rd, 2017

Everyone should have the opportunity to walk, bike, and be physically active in their community. When we talk about barriers to walking and biking, we often think about elements of the physical environment that make walking and biking dangerous, like speeding cars, missing sidewalks and bike paths, and unsafe street crossings. There are also other […]