For an occasional series on walkable workplaces.

Land Use and Transportation Solutions to Oregon's Obesity Crisis

Thu, 05/17/2012 (All day)

The largely preventable health effects of obesity cost Oregon $1.6 billion every year, and counting. The implications for land use and transportation are clear: when your community’s form doesn’t allow for walking or biking, it’s hard to get enough exercise to stay healthy.

Walkable Workplace Profile: A Classic Home for Classic Foods

Jake Greenberg could have moved his Portland specialty food distribution company anywhere after it outgrew its longtime facilities. But where other companies might have chosen a tilt-up warehouse in a freeway office park, Greenberg recognized the hidden costs that held for his employees and the environment. Instead, he chose to renovate and relocate to a long-neglected icehouse in a walkable Portland neighborhood.

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