For years, pride in the community was quiet and understated. Now, however, the relationships built through the San Luis Valley Food Coalition have created a community ethos that runs deep. In an area built by generations of agriculture, the need to plant and harvest is nothing new, but the passion behind it has grown exponentially. Read more
The people of Castañer, an isolated village in Puerto Rico’s central mountains, watch warily. Crews have come and gone, and people living along the mountain roads don’t expect to get power until late summer, if ever. Power finally started flowing to the center of town last month, but the electrical grid remains unstable — an island-wide blackout April 18 disrupted progress — and the hospital continues to use its own generator. Read more
Various approaches to increasing community safety and to explore multiple violence-prevention and intervention efforts. Read more
For too long biking has been viewed skeptically as a white-people thing, a big city thing, an ultra-fit athlete thing, a twenty-something thing, a warm weather thing or an upper-middle class thing. And above all else, it’s seen as a guy thing. But guess what? The times they are a changing. Read more
It’s the end of the year and while we love our jobs, we are excited to be taking a short … Read more
New national data show that at least 38 percent of children in every state have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has been suicidal or had a drug or alcohol problem. Read more
We don’t yet know how AVs will affect communities and active transportation. But AVs bring both opportunities and dangers. Read more
Cities expand stand-alone bike lanes into full networks everyday people actually like to use.
Happy GIS Day! To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our favorite member-generated maps. Read more
Wildfires have ravaged 245,000 acres in Northern California this month, killing 42 people and leveling 8,700 structures. The size of the fires and their massive toll shocked the state, as large fires typically occur in areas with small populations and cause limited damage. But this could be one of the costliest wildfires in the nation’s history, with damages expected to reach at least $6 billion. Read more
City leaders are ready to take big steps to build an inclusive Atlanta.
Achieving lasting impact on health outcomes requires a focus not just on patient care, but on community wide-approaches aimed at … Read more
The Summit—which attracted more than 600 community leaders, health professionals, planners and public officials from 45 states—celebrated the growing public awareness of walking’s many benefits. Read more
A new tool called the Integrated Physical Needs Assessment provides affordable housing owners with a comprehensive protocol to assess the range of options available to upgrade their buildings with a health focus. Read more
For the Rider-Pool Foundation, the goal was simple: how could they use the ongoing economic development to spur movement for community development, as well? Read more