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Myths and benefits of the 15-minute city

March 28, 2023

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

By Sean Myers

"UCalgary experts in urban planning explain how the concept encourages healthier living with less environmental impact"

Calgary Flames initiatives help improve overall health in out city

January 26, 2021

UCalgary News, University of Calgary

By O'Brien Institute for Public Health Staff

"Professional sports teams can motivate, educate and inspire people from all walks of life to live a healthier life. "

Parents' high anxiety levels linked to less active kids during pandemic

December 18, 2020

UCalgary News, University of Calgary

By Brittany DeAngelis

"Young people whose parents report high anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic are moving less and spending more time ons creens than those with low-anxiety parents, according to a study published in Preventive Medicine Reports."

Twenty-five years of Health & Place: Citations classics, internationalism and interdisciplinarity

January 1, 2020

Health and Place

By Graham Moon and Jamie Pearce

"The 2010 paper titled, "Characteristics of urban parks associated with park use and physical activity: A review of qualitative research," by Dr. Gavin McCormack et al. was recognized by health and Place as having the eighth highest citation rate per year in the publication's 25-year history."

Why healthy communities may equal a healthy heart

February 13, 2020

UCalgary News, University of Calgary

By Brittany DeAngelis

"A partnership between researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan is contributing to our understanding of how 'where we live' is connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in Canada."

New research investigates how neighbourhoods influence adults' health and well-being

July 6, 2019

Global News Morning Calgary

By Tracy Nagai

"Neighbourhoods that typically have more greenspace and recreations are associated with better mental health outcomes while neighbourhoods that have more connectivity are associated with cardiovascular and weight outcomes. The overall design and walkabiloty of a neighbourhood is associated with factos such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular outcomes."

Neighbourhood design linked to weight, risk of injury and chronic disease

June 10, 2019

UToday, University of Calgary

By Brittany DeAngelis for the O'Brien Institute for Public Health

"Decades of evidence suggest neighbourhood urban design can impact activity, diet, and social interaction, but showing that it might also have long-term consequences in terms of chronic disease, injury, and weight, further heighlights the importance of creating health-supportive environments."

Is your city making you sick?

May 23, 2019

Global News Radio, On Demand at 6:40am

770 CQHR

"How neighbourhoods are designed has an impact on chronic health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity, as well as injury and mental health."

Is your city making you sick?

May 21, 2019

Calgary CityTV Breakfast Television

By Ted Henley

"Designing neighbourhoods and communities that make the healthy choice the easy choice."

Is your city making you sick?

May 16, 2019

Sustainable Calgary


"People should consider how their current and future residential neighbourhoods potenially influence their health in the short and long term."

ISBNPA's 15 most cited papers

February 13, 2019

Twitter, ISBNPA


"Dr. Gavin McCormack and Dr. Alan Shiell's review, "In Search of Causality: A Systematic Review of the Relationship between the Built Environment and Physical Activity Among Adults," was recognized as the 14th most cited article in the 15 years of publishing by ISBNPA."

Make communities walkable again

April 24, 2017

Apple Magazine

Written by Russ Peters; Illustrated by Eric Chow

"Across Alberta, people, communities and governments are talking about - and taking action on - walking."

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