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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|
Environmental Finance Center Network
University-based organization creating innovative solutions to the difficult how-to-pay issues of environmental protection and improvement.
|Geography:||United States, Montana, Idaho|
|Resource Type:||funding resource, information source; nonprofit; data source; organization; technical assistance|
|Subtopic:||environmental health & quality, funding & financing,|
|Tags:||environmental health, environmental quality, waste management, community building, built environment|