Category: Active Urban Design

  • Increasing Older Adult Community Functional ‘Fit’ Through Active Urban Design

    Increasing Older Adult Community Functional ‘Fit’ Through Active Urban Design

    Understanding the relationship between local high streets and older adults’ physical activity There is an increasing older community population who are most at risk of isolation, loneliness and detrimental health outcomes in the United Kingdom. Despite older adults being frequently highlighted as a priority group in policy, public health and planning practices, they can remain…

  • Get Ireland Walking! through a systems approach

    Get Ireland Walking! through a systems approach

    Using systems science to understand and enhance walking promotion in Ireland Physical activity promotion in Ireland, and worldwide, is the ‘business of many but the responsibility of none’. Organisations from many sectors have a role to play yet the activities of one sector can’t be credited for a country’s physical activity levels. Many interventions, multiple…

  • Communities4Walkability: A citizen science project in rural Australia

    Communities4Walkability: A citizen science project in rural Australia

    Community members as citizen scientists identify environmental characteristics that influence walkability and active living in rural areas. People who live in places where it is easy to get around by walking – ‘walkable’ places – are more likely to be healthy and active than those who live in places where walking and other forms of…

  • Collaborative working to increase walking in local parks

    Collaborative working to increase walking in local parks

    Academics work with local stakeholders to enhance a community asset in a deprived area of a UK town Delapré Park is a 550-acre urban park in Northampton in the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom that has been the location for local partnership working in an effort to increase walking numbers. The park, which…

  • Every Step Counts: celebrating 20 years of success for 10,000 Steps Australia

    Every Step Counts: celebrating 20 years of success for 10,000 Steps Australia

    Over 550,000 members and 285 billion steps later: Understanding the long-term implementation achievements of a community-wide eHealth intervention program. Like many countries globally Australia faces an inactivity crisis, with less than half the population meeting the National Physical Activity Recommendations. In 2001 the Queensland State Government responded by funding a 2-year research project looking at…

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