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Health-focused urban design can roll back the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), making cities a bedrock for healthy lifestyles – as well as climate-friendly and resilient. WHO’s new Urban Health Initiative provides a model for the health sector to contribute to healthy urban planning and policies. Follow this link to read the fact sheet.
Sourced from the World Health Organization
There are many statistical measures that show how productive the U.S. is. Its economy is the largest in the world and grew at a rate of 4.1 percent last quarter, its fastest pace since 2014. The unemployment rate is near the lowest mark in a half century. What can be harder to decipher is how Americans use their land to create wealth. The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from Bloomberg
The eighth annual Ohio Food Policy Summit, will be held on Monday, September 24, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. It is hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. This year’s summit will focus on the financing, investment, and economic development potential of local food systems, with discussions centering around a recent report released by the Federal Reserve entitled “Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of the Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities.” Follow this link for more information.
Every year, mayors from cities of all sizes share their visions for the upcoming year in their state of the city speeches. NLC has analyzed trends in these speeches for the last five years, and it should surprise no one that economic development has remained the most popular topic. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from CitiesSpeak
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish proposed a sweeping initiative Monday to train under-skilled county residents to fill thousands of available jobs in health care, manufacturing and technology. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from Government Technology
Growing up in Washington, D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood, Rebecca Lemos-Otero says her first experience with nature came in her late teens when her mother started a community garden. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from NPR
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the primary lever for food assistance in the United States. Evidence suggests that SNAP is effective in increasing resources to purchase food and in reducing food insecurity when a household does not have consistent access to adequate food, due to a lack of money. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from Brookings
This year’s report presents an opportunity to reflect on how housing market conditions in the United States have evolved over the decades. In addition to the usual look at current trends, the analysis examines how some of today’s condition echo the past and are a yardstick for the progress we as a nation have and have not made in fulfilling the promise of a decent, affordable home for all. Follow this link for the complete report.
Sourced from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University