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New Study on Tree Canopy Released

Guest Author: Patrice Gillespie Smith NEAT Streets Miami, Parks Recreation and Open Spaces Trees — they are everywhere, right?  Well, guess again. According to the recently released Miami-Dade Urban Tree Canopy Study, in Miami-Dade County we only have 20 percent …
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Make Way For Bikes

Our team has been working hard on finalizing the Active Design Miami publication which will be the culmination of a year’s worth of work with great partners and collaborators who have helped shape design and policy strategies for a healthier Miami-Dade. While we’ve …
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Tree Hugging

At Active Design Miami (ADM) we love, and we mean LOVE, trees. Walk outdoors on a hot, humid South Florida day and you’ll be begging for the shade of treelined streets and sidewalks. Unfortunately, Miami-Dade’s shade percentage stands at a …
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Visualizing Active Design

Active Design is NOT something you will find at a fashion designer’s latest runway show. You may be surprised to hear that examples of Active Design are around us every day and in a wide variety of ways; from the …
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Healthy Housing: Active Design Solutions

Good health depends on having safe homes that protect us and provide a sense of privacy, security, stability and control. On the flip side, poor quality and inadequate housing contributes to health problems such as infectious and chronic diseases, injuries …
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Fit City 2016

FitCity 3 which explored the intersection between health and the built environment was successfully held on February 19, 2016 at the the Miami Center for Architecture & Design in Miami. This year’s conference focused on Active Transportation & Mobility and provided participants an opportunity …
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Active Design: Building a Healthier Miami

Miamians might be getting themselves in some hot water and were not talking about a visit to the beach. Our community health outlook tells us we need to start taking steps, quite literally, towards better health. For instance, obesity among …
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