For someone like me who grew up in the 70s and 80s, it’s pretty noticeable that there’s fewer unsupervised kids engaged in independent outdoor activities like walking to school or playing basketball in the park. … Read More »Is it parental neglect to let children roam?
By Slade Smith, AHPI Assistant DirectorEdited by Kirin Goff, AHPI Director UPDATE (June 24, 2022): The Supreme Court has released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, striking down Roe v. Wade as expected.… Read More »How would overturning Roe v. Wade affect access to abortion and contraception in Arizona?
How does a bill provision about funding tree canopy get bogged down in hot button, racially tinged political squabbles?
In July 2005, Phoenix suffered through what was then a record-breaking heat wave. For nine consecutive days, the high temperature topped 110 degrees, and highs averaged near 110 for the month—several degrees above average—with nighttime… Read More »Phoenix’s urban heat island effect is increasingly deadly
Ten years ago, the city of Dallas, Texas released a visually impressive, 76-page bicycling master plan. An official overview of the plan proclaimed it to be “community-driven” and “innovative.” It named the many agencies and… Read More »People don’t ride bikes on master plans
AHPI Intern Perspective In 2020, 93,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, according to the CDC. That’s 30% more than 2019. These deaths highlight the trend of increasing overdose deaths over the last decade, and indicate… Read More »The Opioid Epidemic: Harm Reduction is the Path Forward
Finally! Cities are beginning to recognize the many public health benefits of developing a strong bicycling culture, and some are starting to make bigger investments in bike infrastructure. And more federal money for these investments may be… Read More »Advantages of Shared-use Paths in Urban Neighborhoods