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Active Living Research: Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities
This brief summarizes current research on elements of the rural built environment that may be related to obesity or physical activity. Much of this research is qualitative in nature, including evidence and conclusions drawn from rural focus groups, PhotoVoice studies, policy statements, observations from the field, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions.
|Resource Type:||information source|
|Subtopic:||active transportation & recreation, health & health care, Recreation & Health, Recreation & Health,|
|Tags:||health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, planning|
Active Living Research: The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools
The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.
|Resource Type:||assessment tool or guide|
|Subtopic:||assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,|
|Tags:||assessment, assessment tool, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, data collection, planning|
Alta Planning & Design: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans
This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.
|Resource Type:||planning guide|
|Subtopic:||active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,|
|Tags:||master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning|
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.
The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc. is a non-profit private foundation established by Blue Cross of Idaho. This foundation provides money for planning and projects that encourage active living (e.g. biking).
|Resource Type:||information source, organization, funding resource|
|Subtopic:||collaboration & community engagement, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, infrastructure & communications, health & health care, active transportation & recreation, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,|
|Tags:||active transportation, active living, health, health care, bicycle-friendly community, planning, transportation, funding|
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. The Build It with KaBOOM! Playground Grant provides eligible communities with the majority of funds, tools and resources they need to build a custom-made playground ' all in one day!
|Resource Type:||funding resource|
|Subtopic:||children & families, active transportation & recreation, youth (including at-risk and special needs), low-income, Special Populations, Recreation & Health,|
|Tags:||playground, playground equipment, active living, physical activity, grants|
Village Well - The New Local
Village Well is one of the world’s leading placemaking organisations. We passionately believe in creating a more just and regenerative world with more inclusive, resilient and thriving communities and places. We act as a conscious and purpose-driven organisation but think like a movement towards creating a fair and kind world. For nearly 30 years we have worked with more than 2000 places and communities, from helping to make Melbourne one of the most liveable cities, to revitalising small towns and communities around the world.
|Resource Type:||Website, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||place making & destination development, development & smart growth, collaboration & community engagement,|
|Tags:||Local Development, economic development, active living, creating placemaking, creative place making, walkable community|