Blog Archives

Racial Equity and Food

By Risa Wilkerson on June 26th, 2019

A conversation with Jennifer Zuckerman of the World Food Policy Center

The Roots of America’s Broken Food System

By Sarah Moore on June 21st, 2019

And the communities sowing seeds for a healthier future

Active Transportation Equity

By Phil Bors and Sarah Moore on May 23rd, 2019

In a recent post, Healthy Places by Design shared an overview of how transportation intersects with creating healthy places. Among the roundup of research were a few points that highlighted inequitable outcomes. Namely, that communities of color are exposed to traffic pollution at higher rates than White Americans1 and disproportionately breathe polluted air caused by White […]

How Resident Insights Improved One City’s Walkability Plans

By Phil Bors on May 16th, 2019

Highlight of the CDC and NACDD Walkability Action Institute

Transportation and Healthy Places in 2019

By Sarah Moore on May 14th, 2019

Air quality, rising pedestrian and bike fatalities, public transportation funding, and hopeful examples of change—here’s a roundup of the current state of transportation in the US and what it all has to do with healthy places.

Pushing Aside the Rural-Urban Divide

By Allen Smart on April 24th, 2019

The heightened state of distrust between urban and rural communities has made it more difficult to recognize that there is an inherent interdependence between them. Philanthropy is uniquely positioned to offer an intentional approach to rural inclusion, as well as a new rural–urban narrative, that doesn’t increase division.

The Planning Sector Has an Inequity Problem

By Risa Wilkerson on April 18th, 2019

Three planners we spoke with believe that, while recent efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are important, the planning profession must do significant work to fully address the complexity of equity.

Insights from the Intersection of Planning and Public Health

By Sarah Strunk on April 11th, 2019

Three multi-sector professionals share what they’ve learned from more than a decade of working across silos

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Inequity

By Sarah Moore on March 27th, 2019

Whether we look at health outcomes through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, social determinants of health, or any other framework for sorting society’s systems, a common thread of historic—and too often, current—racial discrimination runs through them.

Communities Building Housing—and Hope

By Joanne Lee on March 21st, 2019

The 2019 County Health Rankings highlight the link between health and stable, affordable housing with data, strategies, and community examples.