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Active Living by Design

Members of the public health community and those from the world of urban planning have teamed up to create the Active Living By Design program, and by extension, this fine website. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and an academic home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, the program was created “to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.” On the site’s homepage, visitors can browse through sections that include information on “Active Living Essentials”, “Active Living Programs”, and “Active Living Resources”. The “Essentials” section is a good place to start as visitors can learn about the organization’s major fields, which include information on the links between physical activity, urban design, and health. Visitors who are looking to learn about the specific “on the ground” programs will want to look over the “Community Partnerships” area, as it contains information on initiatives in Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, and Cleveland.
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