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-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT AND HEALTH SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT, AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Features of the built environment have been studied for decades to understand relationships between land use and transportation investment impacts on travel patterns, vehicle emissions, and air quality. Respiratory effects of urbanization patterns remain a central focus of public policy globally and therefore a highly relevant issue for this special issue. For an equal length of time, the built environment has been studied for its relationship to travel mode choice, including walking, cycling, and transit use. However, since the late 1990s and early 2000s, the built environment has also been shown to have health impacts affecting levels of physical activity and obesity, diabetes, respiratory function, depression, coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and life expectancy. In roughly the same time frame, transportation and urban design features of the built environment have been implicated in traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Yet, much remains unknown. They encourage submittals that employ an ecological framework where physical features are measured and spatially linked directly with behaviors and exposures at a scale where observed relationships are arguably and ideally measurably a function of the environments where people spend their time. As well as full length papers, short technical notes and viewpoints will be considered for this special issue.

Deadline: January 11, 2015, 11:50 p.m. PT
http://bit.ly/1BXPsWA

-> CALL FOR MINNESOTA APPLICATIONS - ACTIVE PLACES DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is pleased to announce a new funding initiative to support the planning and execution of Active Places demonstration projects. Active Places demonstration projects are temporary, low-cost projects which aim to build momentum for future, long-term changes within a community. They must contribute to a long-term goal of making a community more amenable to walking, biking or other forms of physical activity. Examples of Active Places demonstration projects could include popup parks, Open Streets and temporary plaza/gathering spaces. An optional webinar will be held Friday, January 9, at 1 p.m. to offer a substantive overview of different types of demonstration projects that Blue Cross hopes to solicit.

Deadline: February 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m. CT
http://bit.ly/138W45I

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Partners for Places, Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is pleased to announce the opening of Round Six of Partners for Places. Partners for Places is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, JPB Foundation, Kendeda Fund, New York Community Trust, Summit Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.

Partners for Places is a successful matching grant program that creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. The grant program will provide partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required.

Deadline: January 28, 2015
http://bit.ly/1xrcZgW

-> JOB - BICYCLE COALITION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA, PA

Take alert policy wonks: The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is looking for a new Policy Coordinator. The person in this position will coordinate the Biking in Philly campaign and Better Mobility 2015, with a particular emphasis on communicating the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's goals to members of Philadelphia City Council. This is a full-time position and offers benefits as such.

Deadline: Applications reviewed as received. Priority to those received by December 23, 2015.
http://bit.ly/1wXNLHC

-> JOB - BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, PENN DOT, HARRISBURG, PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is looking to hire a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The individual will be responsible for managing the Department's statewide Bicycle/Pedestrian (BP) program and ensuring the BP projects at the local level meet statewide goals. This position will write policies and procedures, compose and implement the annual BP Plan, and represent the Department to outside agencies regarding BP matters.

Deadline: January 6, 2015, 11:59 pm
http://bit.ly/13ws7gC

-> INTERN - BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA PROGRAM, LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS, WASHINGTON, DC

We are currently seeking a spring intern to assist with the Bicycle Friendly America program. Each year, through its Bicycle Friendly America program, the League evaluates hundreds of applications from across the country, and designates Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly States, Communities, Businesses, and Universities. The BFA Intern will gain firsthand knowledge of the League's Bicycle Friendly America programs, and best practices in helping communities, businesses, universities and states become great places for people of all ages and abilities to bicycle. Work includes production of promotional materials, data entry, organization, analysis and maintenance, writing, website updates and general administration.

This internship offers a flexible schedule with 12-20 hours/week commitment for up to 12 weeks, based in Washington, DC. We are happy to work with any academic requirements you may have to help you earn course credit for your efforts.

Deadline: December 19, 2014
http://bit.ly/139zfyG

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