Promoting Healthy Communities

1000 Friends engages community members to help make decisions about the places they live – emphasizing the need for transportation choice, walkable neighborhoods and public spaces.  All these options lead to healthier and more environmentally friendly communities.

Past Projects

Great Neighborhoods

The goal of our Great Neighborhoods project was to engage local community members in making decisions about their communities, with an emphasis on transportation choice, public health, and strengthening the local economy.

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Placemaking & Walk Appeal

By following the principles of placemaking and designing our places to have better walk appeal, we encouraged more people to walk, bicycle, and take transit, which will take some cars off the road and make us all safer and healthier.

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