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Active Living - Features

East Bay Greenway, Oakland, Calif.
A greenway to replace cement and blight

East Bay Greenway

When Winston Dong, Jr., describes the cracked asphalt and lumbering, elevated tracks that overshadow a 12-mile corridor of East Oakland, he’s doggedly optimistic. "There’s an incredible need and an incredible opportunity here," says Dong, community designer for Urban Ecology, a nonprofit that works at the nexus of city planning, health and environmental sustainability. "We’re trying to find ways that we can carve out recreational areas and pocket parks and spaces where community can happen." Read more...

Active Living Resources, Profiles & Stories
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Active Living Research grantees developed an objective and practical checklist to help residents, community groups, local government officials and advocacy organizations determine whether their nei ...

Find fact sheets, case studies, presentations, image libraries, research reports and more in the Resources section.

Latest Profiles:

Bike trails and greenhouse gases. Obesity and global warming. Don’t tell Jim Sayer that bicycling is just a sport. The head of America's largest recreational cycling organization believes bic ...

Read about people making a difference around the country in our Profiles section.

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Get Active Orlando represents a model for municipal governments that are interested in improving a downtown and surrounding neighborhoods for active living. For example, the lead partner, the City ...

Find more active living projects from around the country in the Active Living Storybank.

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Active living is taking place all around the country. This map offers at-a-glance projects, resources and profiles by state.

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Latest News
  • "Streets as places" seminar Nov. 29-30 in New York City
    Nov 13 2007

    Project for Public Spaces [PPS] is offering a transportation and placemaking training course for professionals, elected officials and citizen activists. From a walking tour of recent New York City ...

  • Healthy Eating/Active Living collaboration in New Hampshire
    Nov 13 2007

    A common response to conversations about obesity is to assign blame and chide individuals to exercise more and eat less. But in New Hampshire, a unique collaboration of foundations and state agenci...

  • Complete streets triumph
    Nov 13 2007

    In a near-unanimous special session vote in Illinois, the state congress overrode Gov. Rod Blagojevich's veto and passed a statewide complete streets law. Effective immediately, the law requires th...

  • Survey shows Americans want more walkable communities
    Nov 13 2007

    Smart Growth America, in conjunction with National Association of Realtors, released its 2007 Growth and Transportation Survey detailing how Americans view development and its effects in their comm...

  • Forbes rates America's most sedentary cities
    Nov 13 2007

    Ranking the most physically inactive cities through a provocative feature, "America's Most Sedentary Cities," Forbes magazine shines a spotlight on the environmental characteristics that h...