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Via Planetizen:

Moving Health to the Center of the Architecture Mission

Dec 18, 2012 — Metropolis POV Blog

Kira Gould speaks with AIA CEO Robert Ivy about a new initiative being led by the Institute to help quantify the relationship between architecture and public health, and demonstrate the value design can bring to affecting a community’s health.

Full Story: Architects and the Public Health Imperative

From Streetsblog:

LeBron James, Bike Commuter

“Florida reporters and national sports networks have been buzzing with the news that King James is biking to and from Miami Heat practice and games with increasing frequency, to the point where he’s doing it just about every day.”

Full Story: LeBron James, Bike Commuter

From LA.streetsblog.org:

Bike Nation Announces Nine Kiosks for First Rollout of Los Angeles Bike Share in April 2013

“We are excited to put stations on the ground in Downtown Los Angeles and begin the process of rolling out our bike share program and providing a safe, low-cost, healthy transportation alternative to Los Angeles residents,” writes Derek Fretheim, Bike Nation Chief Operating Officer.”

Full Story: Bike Nation Announces Nine Kiosks for First Rollout of Los Angeles Bike Share in April 2013

From Los Angeles Walks:

The 12 best things to happen to L.A. pedestrians in 2012

“From pedestrian coordinators to polka-dotted plazas, this was definitely a banner year for L.A.’s walkers. Across the city, we’re seeing physical improvements to our streets and sidewalks as well as a changing perspective from citizens who are actively proving a certain ’80s song wrong.”

Full Story: The 12 best things to happen to L.A. pedestrians in 2012

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