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The Benefits of Daylighting Streams

March 22, 2018

There may be good reasons to culvert or pipe a stream. Culverts allow water to flow to the other sides of roads, buildings, or other obstructions. However, developers and city planners in the past have often installed culverts where they were not necessary, resulting in sub-optimal environmental and … Continued

5 ways to make your building healthier: Fitwel, Part 2 of 2

June 6, 2017

A recent CED blog post introduced Fitwel – a new certification system focused on occupant health and wellness in buildings – and began to explore what a ‘healthy’ building looks like. This post continues the discussion, highlighting five examples of features that the Fitwel system recognizes. The pu … Continued

Roads, Waistlines, Play and Community Development

April 19, 2011

John Stephens is a School of Government faculty member. How economic development and community well-being relate to environmental and human health is the focus of the state-level group Healthy Environments Collaborative (HEC).  Local community and economic development advocates and program managers … Continued