ALR2018 will be held February 11-14, 2018 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
The Challenge: From 1974 forward, Open Streets have been experienced in 496 cities in 27 countries on all continents. Host cities range from large metropolises such as Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Toronto, to small towns with fewer than 10,000 residents. Understanding how to measure the success of Open Streets and the factors discouraging or enabling program sustainability is important.
Make an impact: Open Streets are ultimately a platform for change in any community – whether the goals are to improve community health, engagement, or advocate for more sustainable and human-scale cities.
What the findings are about: Based on recent expansion of Open Streets throughout the world, this brief summarizes trends in the Open Streets movement based on findings of Open Streets surveys in the United States and Latin America.
This policy brief was developed by 8 80 Cities and Active Living Research with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Grant ID 72904).
Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.
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