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Spare The Sweat

This week’s Minneapolis StarTribune article “Front & Center” by Courtney Rubin details how competitive fitness classes have become. Type A exercisers race to establish front row positioning, either reserving their spots online or arriving 20 minutes early. Blue Zones recommends avoiding the gym altogether and moving naturally as one of…

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Creative Altruism

“This recently immigrated Jamaican woman, an unlikely hero who practiced creative altruism, was so concerned when a young girl was killed by a driver in front of her house that she grabbed this trash can, walking her neighborhood, collecting $2,500 then matched, and matched and matched again, positioning the community to receive over $700,000…

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Q and A With Dan Burden

Completing the Story of Complete Streets Edited by Eric Shearer Across the nation as we make an important discovery about traffic and human health, we’re making big changes in how we view traffic. We’re completing our streets, putting in cycle tracks, building light rail, changing our intersections, and taking away…

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THE POWER OF WALKABILITY

Blog By Dan Burden, Director of Innovation and Inspiration Photography By Samantha Thomas, Built Environment Manager  It started with an epiphany and grew from there. I discovered my mission to make our communities more walkable 35 years ago while trekking through Australia and New Zealand. The towns there reminded me…

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