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  • Boulder Biking

    Boulder Biking

    Boulder is one of the largest biking communities in America. Watch how they started this city wide initiative towards a healthier and more enjoyable transportation option.

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  • Response to the Built Environment

    Response to the Built Environment

    Good design and construction improves the usefulness, quality, and beauty of where we live. It can save precious resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve energy efficiency. And it can go one step further: It can promote and preserve health and human well-being. A century ago, it was clear that health depended on physical environments. It was intuitively obvious (and later scientifically documented) that living in dark, poorly ventilated, crowded housing increased the risk of “consumption” (tuberculosis) and other diseases. […]

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  • Suburban Oxymoron

    Suburban Oxymoron

      Two years ago, a tropical storm hit my home in Central Florida. I was fortunate that it weakened to a tropical depression by the time it came to my area, and it did little more than pour heavily for a night knocking out the power for the next day. That day, without cable, air conditioning, or computers, I rode my bike around my neighborhood. Many people were outside on the sidewalks and streets, more so than I had ever […]

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  • Role of community gardens

    Role of community gardens

    Community workers, public health officials and urban planners are increasingly concerned about declining levels of physical and psychological health of city dwellers. The reasons behind this alarming trend are complex. Much of the blame is being leveled at factors such as car dependency, long commuter distances, polluted and unsafe environments – all of which make it difficult to undertake the physical exercise needed to combat many serious diseases. Poor nutrition – particularly over consumption of high density foods – is […]

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  • Talking with Dr. Georges Benjamin of APHA

    Talking with Dr. Georges Benjamin of APHA

    Dr. George Benjamin of American Public Healthy Association talks about Dr. Richard Jackson’s leading discovery of the built environment and its connection to the failing health trends.

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  • Dr. Richard Jackson on the Built Environment

    Dr. Richard Jackson on the Built Environment

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  • Dr. Richard Jackson of the Obesity Epidemic

    Dr. Richard Jackson of the Obesity Epidemic

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  • Putting Down the Keys: Mobility for Older Adults

    Putting Down the Keys: Mobility for Older Adults

    Check out Alek Milller’s presentation on how health and the build environment influence mobility for older adults.

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  • Mandela Market Place

    Mandela Market Place

    Mandela Market Place, a non-profit organization in the heart of West Oakland, brings fresh produce and foods to the community in need.

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  • Zoning and Obesity Project

    Zoning and Obesity Project

    Sponsored by CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (www.cdc.gov/nceh/), this project examines how zoning laws can encourage the availability of nutritious food and limit the proliferation of food that can be harmful.

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  • The Syracuse Solution

    The Syracuse Solution

    The future generation is in danger. They are being harmed by our factories, our freeways, our food deserts, and our poorly built environment. Watch how Syracuse, NY strives to make a difference.

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  • The Epidemic

    The Epidemic

    The obesity measure has been rising at an alarming rate for the past 35 years. Just how over weight are Americans today? This dynamic animated map illustrates the recent timeline of America’s rampant obesity epidemic.

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