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published Dec 19, 2000
This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.
published Jun 15, 1999
To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.
published Feb 1, 2001
published Apr 8, 2003
Parks serve many different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. Parks define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods.
published Aug 1, 2009
Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.
published Oct 17, 2000
The goal is to engineer more physical activity into American life to reduce both spreading obesity and the chronic, often lethal health problems linked to sedentary living.
posted Jan 19, 2018
Randy Martin with Trailscape
With the emphasis on health and fitness in today's society, trails are becoming just as important as streets and sidewalks in our communities.
published May 19, 2003
This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.
published Jul 1, 2005
Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates
In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.
published Sep 1, 2005
With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.
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