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Complete Streets and Context-Sensitive Solutions as Tools for Active, Healthy Communities

On October 26, Jim Charlier presented a seminar in Moorhead, Minnesota for area planners and health professionals interested in the nexus between active living, public health and the design of streets. The seminar was funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association and a local program – Active in Moorhead. The event was hosted by the Clay County Public Health Department, which has an active living program funded in part by BCBS and in part through legislation adopted by the Minnesota Legislature – the Statewide Health Improvement Program – and administered by the State Department of Health. The greater Fargo ND – Moorhead MN area (an MPO) has several college campuses, numerous hospitals, and rapidly growing local transit services. The region appears poised to make significant progress on “active living by design” initiatives, including modern street design.

A PDF version of Jim’s presentation may be downloaded here:
Modern_Streets_Web_2.pdf 8.49 MB

(Note this is a 9MB file; we suggest saving it and then opening it rather than opening it online.)



Minnesota Active Living Network at BlueCross BlueShield Minnesota -


Active Living by Design (a national program that is providing support to the Minnesota program) -


Clay County Public Health -

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