Celebrate the grand return of the urban park by visiting some of the most stunning areas in the country. Explore the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in California, the High Line in New York, The Boston Greenway, and The Atlanta BeltLine.
One hundred years ago a 'little tramp' named Charlie Chaplin made his first appearance on camera during the Junior Vanderbilt Cup in Venice Beach.
Straight up the next on-ramp, millions of cars take to the freeways in a perpetual race to nowhere. We spotlight 24 hours of life on LA's iconic freeway system.
On a peaceful hill overlooking Los Angeles and Santa Monica Bay, Ocean View Farms is a community garden and urban oasis that connects people with nature in the middle of a bustling city.
Come to Washington DC where the 2013 Walking Summit is paving the path for a more walkable future for everyone.
Some people walk on sidewalks, others prefer trails but one man gets his thrill walking two miles high in the sky and freefalling to the ground at 120 miles per hour... feet first.
Have you ever wanted to stroll around a NASCAR speedway but were afraid of becoming road kill? Join a group of intrepid fans as they take a walk on the wild side and experience a rush you can only get on your own two feet.
Los Angeles has the country's largest system of roads, which make up 7300 miles.
There's a direct link between a healthy diet and walking. Both have benefits that extend well beyond immediate solutions and allow for a healthier lifestyle.
Nestled less then 50 miles outside of Los Angeles, the Irvine Ranch Conservancy provides respite from freeways, traffic and the abundance of concrete.
Visit Irvine, California, an entire city built from scratch around the wilderness of a state park.
Once upon a time most children traveled to school by foot instead of by car. We take a nostalgic look at 'the walk to school.'
Most people think of New York as a city filled with taxis and skyscrapers, but not the Shorewalkers. They celebrate the parks, promenades and trails along the water
Volkswalking provides a unique take on non-competitive fitness walking.
Have you ever wondered if all four feet of a galloping horse leave the ground at the same time? A bet made in 1874 has the answer.
Venice, 1914. A film featuring Charlie Chaplin and the Vanderbilt Junior Cup for boys and their homemade "pushmobiles."
Author and developer Chris Leinberger from Brookings Institution in DC describes a massive trend reversal: The slumming of the suburbs, and the rejuvenation of downtown areas.
A 22-mile loop of trails, parks and green space is being transformed as part of a massive project that will change the character of Atlanta.
Atlanta was a city built for cars. But policymakers are increasingly making a beacon of sustainability.
1970's vintage cigarette ad "You've come a long way, baby' juxtaposed with comments from sports physician Karim Khan about the physical similarities between smoking and lack of exercise.
Manhattan Parks Quintet, a walking tour of Manhattan's favorite neighborhood parks, organized by Urban Parks Conference.
Playgrounds are no longer just for kids. Now, free workout stations have popped up at city parks in an effort against obesity. The NY Parks Department has set up a bunch of outdoor playgrounds that have the look and feel...
New York City is the poster child for cities looking to expand green space and transform former abandoned space into recreational areas.
Join Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as he participates in a community dog walk extravaganza around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Boston now has series of parklets unifying an area that was divided physically, socially and psychologically and goes back to the designs of Frederick Olmsted.
This video explores vintage ads of 1950's kitchen appliances. They were revolutionary in their day, but experts are now reflecting on how they may have brought about a more sedentary lifestyle.
Many studies confirm that when people have access to parks, they exercise more. Outdoors physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases, and also relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety and improves mood.
City parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. As reported in the blog The Dirt , parks are an often...
The next time you are complaining about not getting a seat on the bus or subway you might want to think about that standing might potentially increase your lifespan.
The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. Since the US has an uncommon commitment to the car, walking has become a lost mode and engineered out of existence.
Vintage Ads and expert comments tell the story of how car culture drove the American economy in the post-war years.
City Walk heads to the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan to see how people experience The Highline, an elevated, linear park renovated from an abandoned train line.