Health & the Built Environment: Innovative Approaches

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Photo credit: Buffalo Rising and the Five Points Buffalo NY neighborhood By Diane Kolack, B.A. Policy Associate This is the second of two posts on health and the built environment. Part one focused on a recent workshop on built environment solutions to obesity, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. We often hear that your zip code is a better …

New Report: Local Food on the Public Plate Can Boost Health, Create Jobs

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  By Kimberly Libman and Glenda Neff When you hear “local food,” what do you imagine? Do you think of apple picking every fall at your favorite orchard, rows of sweet corn along a country road, or your favorite stall at the farmers market? Chances are all of these options come to mind, but you seldom think of farm-fresh foods …

Addressing Obesity through the Built Environment: An Event Recap

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By Ellie DeGarmo, B.A., Junior Policy Associate and Diane Kolack, B.A., Policy Associate We tuned into a daylong Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Workshop In an effort to address obesity by exploring potential mechanisms for changing the built environment, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) hosted Advancing Obesity Solutions through Investments in the Built Environment: A …

A 750 Mile Plan to Safer Cycling and Better Health

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Increasing cardiovascular health, building muscle strength, enhancing flexibility, promoting joint mobility, reducing stress and anxiety…this is by no means an exhaustive list but gives you an idea of the health benefits that come with cycling. Cycling is a cheap, fun, and low-impact form of exercise that people of all ages can enjoy to …

On the Road to Uber in Upstate New York

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate The idea of Uber was born on a snowy night in 2008, when Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp struggled to get a cab. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had reliable transportation available at the push of a button? Uber has since spread to over 530 cities across the globe, transforming the way …