Presentations from the 2013 annual conference are posted.
The 2013 annual conference was held February 26 - 28,...
Sites for new schools are often chosen by school boards with no input from local governments, despite the fact that local governments make land use decisions about neighborhoods and housing. If school boards and local governments could work together to place schools near neighborhoods, more children could potentially walk to school and increase physical activity. Legislation adopted by Florida in 2002 requires this collaboration between school boards and local governments. This case study will examine the effectiveness of state-mandated collaboration in Lee County, Florida to determine if it has led to a greater commitment to increasing physical activity by facilitating the development of walkable neighborhoods. This study should help other communities understand the importance of collaborative planning on school site selection.
ALR remembers Dr. Toni Yancey
Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.
Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) managing a $15.4-million authorization over five years.
MOVE!A BLOG ABOUT ACTIVE LIVING
A video from RWJF highlights an innovative approach that encompasses architecture, schools, and science....