Home » Transportation

  • Dr. Jackson’s Op/Ed in Streetsblog.org

    Dr. Jackson’s Op/Ed in Streetsblog.org

    Dr. Richard Jackson, Host of MPC’s Designing Healthy Communities, and Rishi Manchanda, recently wrote an Op/Ed piece featured in StreetsBlog.org. The article “Touchdown Pass or Lost Yardage– What Will It Be AEG?” introduces the negative impacts of the proposed football stadium and new Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles by Anshutz Entertainment Group (AEG). A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) found that the new structure, Farmers’ Field, will produce harmful consequences, and not only that, but AEG doesn’t have provide any […]

    Continue reading »

  • Dr. Jackson featured in US News & World Report article

    Dr. Jackson featured in US News & World Report article

    Dr. Richard Jackson, host of MPC’s Designing Healthy Communities, was recently featured in US News & World Report. The article, “Can ‘New Urbanism’ Bring Health to Your Neighborhood?” highlights the growing demand for mixed use, walkable development and urban-style living, being preferred by both young Millenials and baby boomers. Read the full article, published in US News & World Report on June 7, 2012, here.   Related Topics or Episodes:No Related Posts

    Continue reading »

  • Designing Healthy Communities promotional video

    Designing Healthy Communities promotional video

    Dr. Richard Jackson explains the link between our health and the way our communities — especially our suburbs — are designed. Obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease are all aggravated by the auto-centric way we live our lives today. It’s no secret that today’s generation of children are likely to have shorter lives than their parents because of their unhealthy lifestyles.  It doesn’t have to be this way. Well-designed communities can improve both physical and mental health, as Dr. Jackson […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Media Policy Center Honored for Its Environmental Stewardship

    Media Policy Center Honored for Its Environmental Stewardship

    The Media Policy Center is being honored Wednesday, May 2, for its efforts to promote environmental stewardship and sustainability, as the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents its 2012 Sustainable Quality Awards. The Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) were created in 1995 to honor businesses in Santa Monica that have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility and stewardship of the natural environment. This year’s Sustainable Quality Awards will highlight the power of the entertainment industry […]

    Continue reading »

  • Hear Dr. Jackson on National Geographic Weekend

    Hear Dr. Jackson on National Geographic Weekend

    Dr. Jackson recently appeared with host  Justin O’Neill on the nationally-broadcast National Geographic Weekend radio program to discuss Designing Healthy Communities. Hear the broadcast here. Related Topics or Episodes:No Related Posts

    Continue reading »

  • Transportation Secretary LaHood Kicks Off Construction of Cincinnati’s New Streetcar Line

    Transportation Secretary LaHood Kicks Off Construction of Cincinnati’s New Streetcar Line

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood helped kick off construction of a new 3.9-mile streetcar line that will spur Cincinnati’s efforts to revitalize its downtown core by improving access to major employers, the developing riverfront, and many area attractions. The Secretary was joined at the Feb. 13 event by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory. “President Obama called on us to rebuild America by putting people back to work on transportation projects that are built to last, […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Vancouver Plans a Farm Atop a Parking Garage

    Vancouver Plans a Farm Atop a Parking Garage

    Generally speaking, there’s not much on top of parking garages except cars.  But in downtown Vancouver, B.C., a parking garage will host a high-density “VertiCrop” farming structure, the first in North America. Valcent Products has signed an agreement with the garage owners to build the 6,000-square-foot vertical farm, which will feature 12-foot-high stacks of growing trays on motorized conveyors that will ferry plants around to be watered, to catch the sun and, finally, to be harvested. The array will produce […]

    Continue reading »

  • Atlanta Getting New Streetcar Line

    Atlanta Getting New Streetcar Line

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and local officials have kicked off construction of a new 2.6-mile streetcar line that will run through the heart of Atlanta’s business, tourism, and convention corridor, bringing jobs and new development to the city and reflecting President Obama’s blueprint for an America that’s built to last. “President Obama called on us to rebuild America by putting people back to work on transportation projects that are built to last, like Atlanta’s modern streetcar […]

    Continue reading »

  • Twin Cities Light Rail Presents Health Opportunities and Risks, Pew Finds

    Twin Cities Light Rail Presents Health Opportunities and Risks, Pew Finds

    The rezoning around a planned light rail line in the Twin Cities would create both opportunities and potential risks for the health of the people in the communities it would pass through, according to a health impact assessment (HIA) released today by PolicyLink, TakeAction Minnesota, and ISAIAH, a nonprofit coalition of 90 congregations of various faiths in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud region. The HIA was made possible through a grant by the Health Impact Project, which is […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Dr. Richard Jackson on the effects of Diesel

    Dr. Richard Jackson on the effects of Diesel

    Related Topics or Episodes:No Related Posts

    Continue reading »

  • Boulder Biking

    Boulder Biking

    Boulder is one of the largest biking communities in America. Watch how they started this city wide initiative towards a healthier and more enjoyable transportation option.

    Continue reading »

  • Where the Sidewalk Begins

    Where the Sidewalk Begins

    For centuries, our cities and public places have been designed for the person on foot. Only in the last 60 years have we tilted our architecture from accommodating the pedestrian to catering to the automobile. How can we return to healthy architecture for the pedestrian?

    Continue reading »

  •  
 
 

Follow Us

FacebookRSSVimeo