The ALR 2015 conference will be held February 22 - 25, 2015 at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego, CA.
The Challenge: The design of cities and neighborhoods can make it difficult for children and adults to be active. Creating walkable communities is an important strategy for promoting health and reducing risk for obesity, but many zoning laws, development regulations and transportation policies make it challenging to do so.
Make an Impact: Neighborhoods can be designed to promote active living. Learn more about the growing demand for traditionally designed neighborhoods, those with bicycle paths, sidewalks and shops and schools within walking distance of homes.
What the findings are about: This brief reviews research showing that traditionally designed neighborhoods help children and adults get more daily physical activity. It also presents survey results that show rising consumer demand for communities that promote health and the top reasons people want to live in them.
Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.