Useful Websites

Selected Web & Video Resources on Healthy, Active Living Communities                     

 
Let’s Move by First Lady:
http://www.letsmove.gov/
 Active Design Guideline by the City of New York:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/html/design/active_design.shtml
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active Living By Design program:
http://www.activelivingbydesign.org/
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Leadership for Healthy Communities program:
http://www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org/
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active Living Research program:
http://www.activelivingresearch.org/
Active Living Resource Center (ALRC):
http://www.activelivingresources.org/index.php
Safe Routes to School information:
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferoutes/
http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/
http://www.iwalktoschool.org/
 Walking School Bus information:
http://www.walkingschoolbus.org/
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/guide/walking_school_bus/index.cfm
 CDC's Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES):
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/active_environments/aces.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/active_environments/index.htm
 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Healthy Aging Initiative:
http://www.epa.gov/aging/index.htm
http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/factsheets/build_healthy-factsheet.htm
 The National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN):
http://nplanonline.org/
Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP):
http://www.phlpnet.org/
http://www.phlpnet.org/climate-change/products/climate-change-action-plan
Complete Streets:
http://www.completestreets.org/
http://www.planning.org/research/streets/resources.htm
US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration publications:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/pubs.htm
Victoria Transport Policy Institute:
http://www.vtpi.org/index.php
Walking and Bicycling Information:
http://www.bikewalk.org
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org
http://www.walkinginfo.org
Prevention Institute:
http://preventioninstitute.org/index.html
http://preventioninstitute.org/EHpubs.htm
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/documents/transportationRX_final.pdf
Institute of Medicine’s report – Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity:
http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2009/ChildhoodObesityPreventionLocalGovernments/local%20govts%20obesity%20report%20brief%20FINAL%20for%20web.ashx
Healthy People:
http://www.healthypeople.gov/
Smart Growth America:
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.com/
Projects for Public Spaces:
http://www.pps.org/
OPENspace for inclusive access to outdoor environments:
http://www.openspace.eca.ac.uk/
Therapeutic Landscape Network:
http://www.healinglandscapes.org/resources-references.html
Natural Learning Initiative:
http://www.naturalearning.org/
William H. Whyte:
The social life of small urban spaces [videorecording]
Jen Gehl:
http://mortensenfilm.dk/documentary/cities-for-people
http://www.gehlarchitects.com/#/159794/
http://www.gehlarchitects.dk/files/pdf/Melbourne_small.pdf [good final report example]
http://www.gehlarchitects.dk/files/pdf/Zurich.pdf [good final report example]
Child-Friendly by Design:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxckl-SE8Xs
Play Streets Newspaper Article Samples:
http://www.scpr.org/news/2010/03/19/go-play-street-new-yorks-transportation-commission/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/nyregion/02ritual.html?_r=1
http://newurbannetwork.com/article/walking-and-biking-trends-ignite-fights-big-apple-13532
Active Design Guideline by the City of New York:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/html/design/active_design.shtml
Bicycle Boulevards:
http://www.nycsr.org/files/flash/fullscreen.html
http://www.streetfilms.org/category/bicycles/
Street Films:
http://www.streetfilms.org/
http://www.streetfilms.org/top/ [bike lane]