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The main principle of creating healthier cities, towns and schools will guide planners for decades to come.

Join our guides for a visual tour of what's working in Colorado - and what could work better - to design movement back into daily life. Video Camera [Watch]

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Re: Built

We’ve designed movement out of daily life, but a powerful coalition identified the “principles” to reverse a dangerous course.
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Sketching a Better Life

A gallery of showcased work demonstrates how architects and planners are transforming Colorado.
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What′s Working

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Arvada Serves Up Change
An older suburb with new blood seeks balance in getting people moving. [Read more]

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Driving Away from
Car Culture

Small towns like Lamar can feel wedded to the road instead of a healthier lifestyle. [Read more]

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Urban Challenges
Demand Equity

Westwood will try anything to take on obesity and seek parity with greater Denver, even taking others’ discarded ideas. [Read more]

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Cartoon Corner
Cartoonist Mike Keefe uses his pen to illustrate the theme of this issue of Health Elevations. Video Camera [Watch]

Visual Guide
The main principle of creating healthier cities, towns and schools will guide planners for decades to come.  Join our guides for a visual tour of what's working in Colorado - and what could work better - to design movement back into daily life. Video Camera [Watch]

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Walking the Talk
Colorado’s future is now when it comes to building for health, Foundation CEO Anne Warhover says. [Read more]

The Expert View - Proof to the Movement
How much evidence is there that better buildings and neighborhoods can actually improve public health? [Read more]

Observations - Thrown for a Loop
In a candid Q&A, Denver officials describe how an innovative park plan went off the rails, and how it might be revived. [Read more]

B-cycle from A to Z
A city bike program keeps growing, and experiences some growing pains on how to serve neighborhoods equitably. [Read more]

True Story - Put Down Those Car Keys
A Colorado writer and fitness enthusiast experiments with giving up her car and seeking healthier alternatives. [Read more]

Walsenburg Want List
Can a tiny pocket park in southern Colorado help solve economic development and human health puzzles at the same time? [Read more]