See the attached The City Project fact sheet. " Our urban vision will use land use
planning, land conservation, policy and legal work, partnerships, and
grassroots community organizing to create healthy, livable communities for all:
• Increase park space, school fields and access to natural public places for urban
• Build healthy communities by focusing on physical activity and healthy eating in the
• Help students move more, eat well, stay healthy, and do their best in school and in
• Create public art and monuments that celebrate diversity, democracy, and freedom,
• Promote transit to trails and transportation justice for the working poor,
• Engage, educate, and empower people to create the kind of community where they want to
(Possible conflict of interest statement: I'm an advisor to The City Project)
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From: "Sheryl Gross-Glaser" <grossglaser(a)ctaa.org>
To: "TRB Health and Transportation" <h+t--friends(a)chrispy.net>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 8:40:58 AM
Subject: Re: [H+T--Friends] Call for examples/projects for FitNation exhibition in NYC
Three suggestions for some inspiring examples : Transportation Alternatives site, Safe
Routes for Seniors in NYC, and yesterday's America Walks webinar.
On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Kate Rube < krube(a)pps.org > wrote:
I’m involved with an advisory cttee that is helping to organize an exhibit on active
living and health/built environment issues at the local Center for Architecture here in
The June 2013 exhibit will showcase best practices and will provide a great visual way for
people to learn more about the connection between health and the built environment.
There’s an open call for projects/case studies to be highlighted in the exhibition right
now, so please do submit any good examples you know of – particularly ones that would be
visually compelling. And feel free to forward this on to others. I think it’s important
for there to be a wide diversity of community and project types from across the country.
The hope is that this exhibit would also be able to ‘travel’ to other communities outside
of NYC, as well, so as soon as I know more about opportunities for that, I’ll share info.
Thanks! Here’s the info and the link at which folks can submit projects/example. Kate
This June the Center for Architecture will open FitNation, an exhibition on active design
in the United States. The exhibition continues the discussion started by initiatives like
New York City’s Active Design Guidelines , and the Fit City conference, now in its 8th
year . FitNation will present active design—defined as environmental design that
encourages stair climbing, walking, bicycling, transit use, active recreation, and
healthful eating—at a range of scales. It will show how designers and architects in
partnership with city and national governments encourage increased physical activity and
greater attention to health through the built environment.
The exhibition will present years of research and professional dialogue to the public.
Renderings, photographs, drawings, animations, and objects will demonstrate the many ways
that design can encourage physical activity to combat obesity and chronic health problems.
We are looking for the best examples of completed project that demonstrate active design,
both in New York City and the greater United States, for inclusion in the show.
Please let us know if you have a project that incorporates the following in a focused,
• Stair climbing
• Transit use or other active methods of moving through an urban area
• Active recreation, exercise, sports
• Healthful eating and drinking
• Active adaptive reuse of an existing project, space, or architectural feature
• Retrofits that encourage more active use of an existing project
Please follow these submission procedures if you would like to have your projects
considered for the exhibition:
• A PDF with up to five images and a brief description or bullets of key features as they
relate to the themes above
• File size no larger than 5 MB
• Email submission to Juliana Barton, Exhibitions Coordinator( jbarton(a)aiany.org ) by
February 22nd at 5 PM EST
Any questions, please contact Juliana Barton ( jbarton(a)aiany.org / 212-358-6120 ) or Berit
Hoff, Acting Director of Exhibitions, ( bhoff(a)aiany.org / 212-358-6138 ).
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New York, NY 10003
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