Rails to Trails Conservancy
Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
Ontario Professional Planners Institute
They prepare position statements, policy papers, and other documents on matters of interest to planners. Their website outlines the Healthy Communities Initiative which aims to promote and support healthy communities throughout Ontario.
CDC: Designing and Building Healthy Places
The way we design and build our communities can affect our physical and mental health. Healthy community design integrates evidence-based health strategies into community planning, transportation, and land-use decisions.
Active Living by Design
Creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating.
National Association of City Transportation Officials - Urban Bikeway Design Guide
The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists.
Through its outreach, investments, and activities, the Partnership aims to strengthen and accelerate multi-field, equity-focused efforts among practitioners, policymakers, funders, and advocates to create environments that support healthy eating and active living.
Alta Planning and Design
They strive to make biking, walking, and mass transit an integral part of our daily lives. They are committed to transforming communities with one trip, one step, one street, park, trail, and intersection at a time.
National Complete Streets Coalition
They seek to fundamentally transform the look, feel, and function of the roads and streets in communities, by changing the way most roads are planned, designed, and constructed.
Change Lab Solutions - Law and Policy Innovation for the Common Good
Building basic knowledge and skills on land use among public health advocates, they work to engage advocates in the land-use and economic development decision-making process throughout California.
Outlines an approach that community health centers can take to promote community health as they deliver high quality medical services.
Local Initiatives Support Coalition
They are dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.
Congress For The New Urbanism
The leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.
U.S. Green Building Council - LEED Rating System
They are committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
Promotes a local food economy that transitions away from the industrial food system to urbanism which includes growing food locally.
U.S. EPA: Smart Growth
What, where, and how communities build will affect their residents' lives for generations to come.
Urban Land Institute
ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.
Asset Mapping Guide
Asset mapping provides information about the strengths and resources of a community and can help uncover solutions. Download this guide from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Introduction to Asset Mapping
They are committed to designing and conducting educational programs that address priority concerns and issues of Missouri citizens at the local level.