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Designing an Active, Healthier City

To encourage individuals to spend more time outdoors, urban developers in New York have begun employing the "active design" method. The plan includes improving sidewalks, benches, and lighting.

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To learn more about how to create a naturalized playground and infuse play into pathway networks to encourage active lifestyles for children, families, and communities, request a full copy of the NatureGrounds and Pathways for Play program books, click here.

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