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Start-Up Chic Goes Corporate, as Couches Replace Desks

Start-Up Chic Goes Corporate, as Couches Replace Desks | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Big companies are adopting the start-up look, with informal work areas more like living rooms, and they are finding it requires fewer square feet per worker.

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Debra Walker's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:20 PM

The shifting work culture can be seen in offices around the world, thanks in part to the influx of millenials into the workplace.  Couple that will work that is increasingly shifting to virtual environments where employees are "in the office" on a part time basis rather than fulltime and it makes sense.  

Keith Ivey's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:09 AM

Corporations are paying attention to the way many of us work now...in coffee shops and business development centers. Interesting development, don't you think? 

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Obesity & diabetes take center stage at Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovations ... - MedCity News

Obesity & diabetes take center stage at Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovations ... - MedCity News | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
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What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.
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10-Year Study Confirms Public Health Benefits of Walkability | Planetizen

10-Year Study Confirms Public Health Benefits of Walkability | Planetizen | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
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Tools For Measuring Health Impacts Being Prescribed More Often | Planetizen

Tools For Measuring Health Impacts Being Prescribed More Often | Planetizen | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
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PIA National Planning Congress 2013 - Speakers

PIA National Planning Congress 2013 - Speakers | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
RT @HeartAust: Prince Charles to address #PIA2013 conference re links btwn urban design & health http://t.co/T6mtlx6kS1 @pia_planning
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Notice Mitch Silver to speak at the PIA

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U.S. DOT to Challenge AASHTO Supremacy on Bike/Ped Safety Standards | Streetsblog Capitol Hill

U.S. DOT to Challenge AASHTO Supremacy on Bike/Ped Safety Standards | Streetsblog Capitol Hill | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
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Pedestrian, bike safety: Palm Beach County getting less money for infrastructure upgrades for walkers, cyclists.

Pedestrian, bike safety: Palm Beach County getting less money for infrastructure upgrades for walkers, cyclists. | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
The money available to make roads safer for people walking to bus stops or children heading to school is dwindling at a time when there is an increasing concern about pedestrian and bicycle safety....
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A greener Mexico City tries eco-transit

A greener Mexico City tries eco-transit | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Mexico's capital got tired of being the poster child for urban pollution and congestion. And it's done amazingly well cleaning up its act. (A greener Mexico City tries eco-transit...
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Why Sitting At Work Can Be So Deadly

Why Sitting At Work Can Be So Deadly | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Thomas Keeper sitting at his desk.(Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you sit all day at work, you may want to pay attention to recent research which demonstrates that prolonged sitting at work raises the risk of dying from cardiac and metabolic diseases,...

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Researchers Can Tell How Healthy Your Neighborhood Is From Your Facebook Page

Researchers Can Tell How Healthy Your Neighborhood Is From Your Facebook Page | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Tracking obesity rates based on your interest in outdoor fitness, health and wellness, and television.
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How One Family Built America's Public Palaces : NPR

How One Family Built America's Public Palaces : NPR | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., has a new exhibit about the soaring tile vaults built by a famous father-son team.
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How To Find A Food Desert Near You : NPR

How To Find A Food Desert Near You : NPR | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
A new clickable atlas shows just how far it is to the grocery store, everywhere in the United States. "Food deserts" are the focus of state, local and federal anti-obesity efforts.
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Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Examines CEQA Reform | The Planning Report

Former Ventura City Manager Rick Cole Examines CEQA Reform | The Planning Report | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
The Planning Report is the insider's guide to urban planning and infrastructure in Southern California
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The 10 Happiest States In The U.S.

The 10 Happiest States In The U.S. | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteFor a more global view, see the 10 happiest cities in the world.Live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota? Chances are, you’re happier than your brethren in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
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County Encourages Families to Walk, Bike and Carpool to School This Month

County Encourages Families to Walk, Bike and Carpool to School This Month | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Alameda County Transportation Commission kicking off two-week "Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest" this month.
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Medellin named world's most innovative city of 2012

Medellin named world's most innovative city of 2012 | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Colombia's second city Medellin beats Tel Aviv and New York to be named City of the Year, in competition sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Citigroup.
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Census: New York, Maryland, and New Jersey Have Most Long-Distance Commuters

Census: New York, Maryland, and New Jersey Have Most Long-Distance Commuters | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
(New York, NY -- John Keefe, WNYC) Do you travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to work every day? The U.S. Census Bureau calls you a "mega-commuter" — and you're not alone.
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Safe Routes to School Annual Evaluation Report | News | The City of Portland, Oregon

Safe Routes to School Annual Evaluation Report | News | The City of Portland, Oregon | Healthy Communities | Scoop.it
Latest data shows more than 42% of trips to partner schools are made on foot or by bike. (Over 40% of Portland area school students walk or bike to work!
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